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Sikh celebrations to be held in WA

The Western Australian Sikh community will be coming together this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of Guru Nanak – one of the most important dates in the Sikh faith.

The celebration marks the 548th birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and on whose teachings the religion is based.

For more than 11,000 Sikhs in WA, the anniversary will be spent singing, praying and eating with friends and family.

A Nagar Kirtan (Sikh parade) will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 9am in Forrest Chase, Perth, as a part of the celebrations.

Coinciding with Remembrance Day, this will also serve as an opportunity to commemorate and honour the Sikh servicemen and women who served with allied forces in both World Wars.

The parade will be followed by a religious ceremony held on Sunday, November 12 at the Sikh Temple in Canning Vale.

For more information, visit http://www.sikhgurdwaraperth.org.au