Toronto’s Turban Up! Sikh festival successfully held

Toronto's Turban Up! Sikh festival successfully held

Sikh Youth Federation organized the Turban Up Event on June 3, 2018 .

Toronto’s Sikh community tied up their turbans – and those of others – for a special Sikh Awareness Day event.

The event aimed to promote knowledge of the Sikh community, culture and traditions, was successfully held at  Yonge-Dundas Square from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

The festival started with ardaas(prayer).

Volunteers tied brightly-coloured turbans for those who wish to wear the traditional headwear of Sikhism.

During the time it takes to have a turban tied guests were welcomed to ask questions to learn more about Sikhism.

The event offered Guru Ka Langar to all.

Performers showcased gatka (a form of stick fighting) along with sword demonstrations and more. The guests also had  hands-on experience with some of the weapons.

From violin solos to traditional Indian drums, musicians kept the crowd entertained by playing instrumental Indian music at points throughout the Turban Up! festival.

Kids got their faces painted, while artists drew caricatures.