Jun. 26 | The real meaning of religious festivals ...

  • Posted on: 4 July 2010
  • By: Michelle

Every year there is a huge Sikh festival in Squamish that, as far as I understand, commemorates the martyrdom of the fifth guru. Despite my lack of Sikh religious knowledge, but given my keen power of observation, I can only assume it is a siginifcant holy day.

What I do know ... the Sikh community sets up all these tents and tables, and they give out a LOT of free orange food ...

st jean

So, and I say this with sincere respect and cultural appreciation, given my potato-eating, prone-to-sunburning, boring Anglo-saxon heritage ... I TOTALLY support remembering the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh guru on a yearly basis ...

 

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