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We were doing something else when 70,000 Sikhs walked by, celebrating the 308th year of the Khalsa.

27th Apr 2008, 22:20   | tags:,,

hildegard says:

Blimey, that's quite the turnout. Was it a belated Vaisakhi ceebration?
Love the last one - all those distant dots of colour remind me of confits...
(Edit) You hadn't put up any text when I started wrtiting...

27th Apr 2008, 22:31

swamprose says:

Geez, H, not much gets by you. Here it is more a celebration of the Khalsa, with elements of the Vaisakhi thrown in. Right now I am missing a great free meal thrown by the Sikh community downtown, mostly because my bike is gone and we are into our second day of a transit strike. no subway.

the phtojournalist nikon) told me 70,000 people and I believe him. it was massive.

27th Apr 2008, 23:30

factotum says:

Wow. Wonderful photos of something that I wish I could have seen!

27th Apr 2008, 23:43

swamprose says:

I cannot keep up with Toronto. for starters... Japanese Children's Day, Khalsa, the Hindu Devali festival, Korean Thanksgiving.

but this was great. enormous. gigantic. entirely overwhelming. and a complete surprise.

27th Apr 2008, 23:45

hildegard says:

No great feat, SR - I chanced to drive past a Gurudwara en fête on the day of the festival itself. I've never seen anything on that scale here over here though. Nice catch, even if you can't make it for the food.

28th Apr 2008, 00:18

nige says:

these are great. what a day to be out with your camera.

28th Apr 2008, 11:01

Spiderbaby says:

That last shot reminds me of the old Sony add with all the multicoloured bouncing balls! What a great event. Looks like they had a nice day for it too :)

28th Apr 2008, 23:16

Caine says:

Terrific shots. I really like the top shot.

29th Apr 2008, 03:49

Viv says:

pity you missed the food!!

9th May 2008, 14:43

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