Vaisakhi Reading 2018

Sunday was the day that the Reading Sikh community celebrated Vaisakhi. This procession knocks the other local religious processions out of the park. It is reverent, colourful and inclusive.

The Sikh community, process round a long route which takes them from the Cumberland Road Gudwara to the London Road Gudwara on the A4 via Earley. When my kids were small they used to follow the procession as the participants gave out sweets and the Sikh shop keeps on the route used to give out sweets for free.

Whether they do that now I know not, but the procession remains a colourful and photographable event that is worth an early start for.

I wanted to concentrate on shooting portraits of the participants and trying to record the faces of those taking part. Here are my pics:

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Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Vaisakhi Reading 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

If you want to see the full set, please click on the bus:

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