More than 6,000 people are expected to converge tomorrow (May 5) on the South Perth foreshore to celebrate Vaisakhi Mela.
The annual festival is one of the most important dates on the Sikh calendar, marking the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa (Community of the Pure), more than 300 years ago.
A fantastic family day out, the free festival will bring a taste of spectacular Sikh culture and traditions to South Perth for everyone to enjoy. Highlights include Indian food, dance and cultural performances, music, entertainment, children’s rides, a DJ and fireworks.
Sikhism is one of Western Australia’s fastest growing faiths, with more than 11,900 Western Australians identifying with Sikhism – an increase of 142.3 per cent since 2011.