April 12, 2015 12:06 am
Updated: April 12, 2015 12:08 am

Vaisakhi celebrated at parade in south Vancouver

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WATCH: Thousands packed into the streets of Vancouver today, for the biggest celebration of the year in the Sikh community. Jennifer Palma reports from the annual Vaisakhi Parade.

Tens of thousands gathered to celebrate their regional culture at the annual Vancouver Vaisakhi parade to honour the Sikh religion and culture.

The parade made its way south on Main Street, east on Southeast Marine Drive, north on Ross and Fraser streets and west on East 49th Avenue. Many police officers were on hand to ensure the event ran smoothly, but there were no reports of any incidents.

The biggest attraction for many of the people attending the festival, regardless of religion, were the food tents at every corner along the parade route.

Another parade will take place in Surrey next Saturday.

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