Sikhism in Italy is practiced by about 70,000 faithful, mostly immigrants from the Indian subcontinent. Italy is home to the second largest Sikh community in Europe, after the UK.
Most of Indian Sikhs live and work in the Po Valley. They are employed in the agricultural sector, mainly in milking dairy cattle.
Every year in April Sikhs celebrate Visākhī , also known as Baisakhi, one of the major religious festivals around the world. It has special significance for Sikhs as on this day in 1699, their tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji organized the order of the Khalsa.
The festivities begin at the temple where families gather to pray and eat together. Afterwards the party continues with the procession through the streets of the town.
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