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Town's Sikhs celebrate festival

Up to 6,000 thousand Sikhs are expected to parade through the streets of a Berkshire town to celebrate one of the biggest festivals on their calendar.

Residents in Slough will mark Baisakhi, also spelled Vaisakhi, which marks Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa.

A procession route from the Sikh temple in Sheehy Way will be lined with food stalls, organisers said.

Figures show there are about 500,000 Sikhs in Britain.



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