Amid coronavirus outbreak, the Vancouver’s Vaisakhi parade has been canceled following the advisory issued by B.C. Health Ministry. The Ministry has banned all the public gatherings of more than 250 people. The novel coronavirus (COVID 19) has been declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The Vancouver’s Vaisakhi parade was scheduled for April 18. The parade attracts a huge number of people to the south Vancouver neighbourhood around the Ross Street Sikh temple. Along with the parade, the live stages are set near the streets and free food is served by the residents.
As per the report, it is the first cancellation in the parade’s 41-year history. Meanwhile, the annual Babar Shaheed memorial sports tournamnt that was scheduled for May 16-18 has also been canceled.
Vaisakhi Parade is considered one of the most important festivals on the Sikh calendar. Meanwhile, the Surrey Vaisakhi parade, scheduled for April 25 has also been canceled. Surrey Vaisakhi Parade is considered as the largest outside India.
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