After a three-year hiatus, the Vaisakhi parades were finally back in Vancouver and Surrey on April 15th and 22nd, respectively.
The DARPAN Magazine team was part of the celebrations, giving out its Vaisakhi edition and meeting with the people from the community, who were thrilled to be back for this vibrant event.
The Vancouver Vaisakhi parade took place at Khalsa Diwan Society. The Surrey Parade started out at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar.
The celebrations at Vancouver organized by the Khalsa Diwan Society were in full swing and high profile members of the community were present.
Surrey Vaisakhi parade drew a crowd of close to 700,000 attendees.
As the communities recover from the pandemic, the Vaisakhi parades are a reminder of the enduring spirit of the cultural and community celebration and the values of unity, diversity, and resilience that define Canadian society.