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NYC – Sikh Day Parade – 2016

Sikh Day Parade


Devout Sikhs walk backward sweeping the street, as an act of religious devotion

One of many reasons I like to walk around New York City is experiencing the diverse festivals and parades going on almost every weekend. I specifically enjoy being among people of different cultures and religions while they are celebrating their heritage. This weekend thousands of people regaled in vibrant, traditional orange and blue gathered for the Sikh Day Parade. I have little knowledge of this religion so I copied the following as a brief introduction to my photographs.


Sikhism is the world’s fifth-largest religion, a monotheistic faith founded in the Punjab region of India about 500 years ago. Most of the world’s 25 million Sikhs live in India, but more than 500,000 make the U.S. their home. Additional information can be found  here.

Sikhs wearing vibrantly colored turbans parading to the sound of beating drums will commemorate a tradition centuries old.







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