Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sikhs and Tamils celebrate their New Year in Singapore

Sikhs celebrating Vesakhi at the Central Sikh Temple, along Towner Road

Many Indian communities, including the Tamils and Sikhs, are celebrating their New Year this week.

The Sikhs celebrated Vesakhi on Tuesday (Apr 14). The community also kicked off a series of celebrations to mark SG50. The light-up at the Central Sikh Temple, along Towner Road, on Tuesday evening marked the highlight of the 300-year-old festival.

Meanwhile, the Tamil community also celebrated its New Year on Tuesday

The festival is marked on the first day of the Tamil month Chithirai, which normally falls on Apr 13 or 14 every year.

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