New York has celebrated ‘The Turban Day’ on a large-scale at Times Square. The iconic Times Square of New York was coloured with Sikh culture and tradition on the occasion of Turban Day.
As a part of the Turban Day celebration, the members’ of Sikh community tied Turban to New Yorkers and tourists. A huge number of Sikh gathered at the Times Square in New York and spread Sikhism among the Americans. The Turban resemble as the crown of Sikh and it brings pride and valour to the community. On the occasion, the Turban were tied to each and every individual including the Children as well.
Turban Day Celebration in New York
Turban Day, which was celebrated in New York by the Sikh community was a part of their festival ‘Baisakhi’. A Congressman of the 5th Congressional district of New York has declared 15th April as to be celebrated as ‘Turban Day’ by the Sikhs of New York.
- It has been organised by the Non-Profit group ‘The Sikhs of New York’.
- Volunteers tied colourful turban to around 8000 Americans and tourists from different nations.
- Turban Day was celebrated as a part of Baisakhi celebration in New York.
- It was a 4-hour long event in front of Times Square, New York.
After wearing the colourful pride of the Sikh, people from different nationality were seen taking pictures and enjoying the moment.
And the motive of the Celebration
From last few years, Sikhs have gone through many hate crimes in different countries of the World. And the Turban Day in New York was not just an event, but it was also held to spread various motives among the different nations of the World.
- Spreading awareness about Sikhism and its article of fate.
- Fate about the Turban, which has always been misidentified by other countries particularly after 9/11 terror attack.
- The Turban day also gives an opportunity to experience the turban look, those people who don’t wear a turban.
- It is the first step of the initiative to educate Americans that ‘Sikh values are American Values’.
- It also aims to avoid discrimination.
Along with the event, cultural performances and prayer were also held and the 600 members of the organisation also released a video that features a message from Sikh business people and physicians that although Sikh people are from different background, but they are not terrorists.