In pictures: Sikh Nagar procession brings riot of colour and sound to Preston

Posted on - 19th May, 2014 - 8:42pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Swordsman on the procession route

Swordsman on the procession route

Preston’s Flag Market was transformed in the Sunday sunshine with a traditional Sikh procession.


The Nagar Kirtan event saw hundreds celebrate on the ancient square and hundreds more turn out to sample the cultural event.

Nagar Kirtan is a custom involving processional singing of holy hymns called Shabads.

They take the Sikh holy scriptures through the streets of Preston.

In this case from the Gurdwara in Tunbridge street to the Flag Market.

Traditional food was on offer along with the more contemporary ice cream.

Drummers, swordsman and songs were in order as the procession started at New Hall Lane and marched through to the city centre.

Local photographers Bai Kongling and William Matthews snapped these pictures showing some of the characters involved.

Did you go the procession? Did you take part? Let us know in the comments below

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