Join MoveUP’s Human Rights & Multicultural Committee at the 2019 Surrey Vaisakhi Parade
April 15, 2019
To: All MoveUP members in the lower mainland
MoveUP will be taking part in the 2019 Surrey Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday, April 20. Watch for our tent along the parade route near the RED FM station. The parade starts at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple (12885 85th Avenue, Surrey) beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi or Vaishakhi) celebrates two unique events.
It is the harvest festival in the Punjab region of India and is known as a time for the harvesting of crops and is celebrated with traditional Bhangra folk dance and festivities.
It is also celebrated followers of the Sikh faith as the collective birthday of the “Khalsa Brotherhood” created by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, in 1699. During the month of Vaisakh, in 1699, a new generation of citizens was introduced, called the Khalsa. These initial five citizens represented values of change and social activism and Sikhism was born.
The five core Khalsa values are:
Daya – kindness
Dharam – fairness
Himmat – courage
Mohkem – determination
Sahib – strength
Parade Start Location: Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple (12885 85th Avenue, Surrey)
Time: 9:30 a.m. start
Christy Slusarenko & Gunter Seifert
Co-chairs, Human Rights & Multicultural Committee