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Roads to close for Nagar Kirtan parade

A procession carries the Holy Book to the head of the Nagar Kirtan parade at the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha temple in south Burnaby. - MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER FILE
A procession carries the Holy Book to the head of the Nagar Kirtan parade at the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha temple in south Burnaby.
— image credit: MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER FILE

A number of roads in Burnaby's Kingsway Imperial area will be closed on Saturday for the Nagar Kirtan parade.

Gilley Avenue, from Kingsway to Rumble, will be closed to traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rumble from Gilley to Royal Oak will be closed from noon to 2:30 p.m. Royal Oak from Rumble to Imperial will be closed from 1:30-3 p.m. Imperial, from Royal Oak to Macpherson, will be closed to traffic from 2-4 p.m. The parade then turns right on Macpherson, which will be closed between Imperial and Beresford from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The parade, which is hosted by the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha, is a colourful procession that transports Sikhism's holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, through the community, accompanied by marchers singing devotional hymns. The route also features a number of stops where volunteers serve traditional Indian snacks and food.

Nagar Kirtan is traditionally held during Vaisakhi, which is celebrated in the Sikh community to commemorate the establishment of the Khalsa.

 

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