TRAFFIC ADVICE: Road closures this weekend due to Nagar Kirtan Sikh parade

By Ollie Churm

A series of rolling road closures will be taking place this weekend throughout Leicester due to a religious procession.

The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which celebrates the birth of Sikhism’s first Guru, will take place this Sunday, November 4, in which round 10,000 Sikhs are expected to make their way through the city.

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Sikh members participating in Nagar Kirtan procession.

The colourful procession will set off from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in East Park Road, between 11am and 12noon, and will follow a route through the city to Holy Bones, near St Nicholas Circle.

The procession, which is one of the most significant in the Sikh calendar, involves making journeys from Gurdwara to Gurdwara, while singing hymns and enjoying traditional food along the way. 

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Road closures along the route will be: St Peter’s Road, Sparkenhoe Street, East Park Road, Swain Street, St George’s Way, Charles Street, Northampton Street, Granby Street, Gallowtree Gate, East Gates, High Street, St Nicholas Place and finally to St Nicholas Circle, the procession is due to finish at nearby Holy Bones, at 3pm. 

Nagar Kirtan celebrates the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first of the 11 Gurus of Sikhism and has been celebrated for more than 20 years in Leicester. 

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