The Sikh community celebration in Terracina

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Veils and turbans, flowers and colors, songs and prayers. The soul of the most ancient and symbolic India will parade through the streets of Terracina, in the heart of the Pontine Plain. About 3,000 Sikh Indian citizens will celebrate the annual festival of their community on Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 10 a.m.

They will parade with their turbans, colorful clothes, thick beards, together with women and children, following the “Guru Granth Sahib” (their Holy Book, carried in procession), and getting proud to show their culture in full respect of diversity that surround them. The event will take place under the organization of the cultural association “Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha”.

The event is scheduled at the square located outside the covered market of Via delle Arene, and from there, at 1 p.m. approximately, will start the procession that will cross via Benito Di Florio, via delle Arene, via Bachelet, viale Europa, Viale della Vittoria, via Roma, via Gregorio Antonelli, via Badino, and will back to the square.

A large community, the Sikh one, which lives fully in the Pontine territory, united by their surname Singh (Kaur for women), which has the meaning to free themselves from any caste: in the South Asian subcontinent, in fact, the surname identifies the caste of belonging. So – with the use of a single last name – will be eliminated any statement related to caste in Sikh families.

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