Carteret to Host Annual Sikh Day Parade and Flag Raising

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman will host the 12th Annual celebration of Nagar Kirtan, a traditional ceremony of the Sikh religion, in Carteret on Saturday, May 12th.  The day’s events begin with a Sikh flag raising ceremony at Carteret Borough Hall, 61 Cooke Avenue, at 11:30am. The ceremony will be directly followed at 12:00 pm by the Nagar Kirtan procession and parade from Borough Hall to Carteret Park at the corner of Cypress Street and Carteret Avenue.

The parade will include traditional Sikh regalia, including floats, hymns, traditional Sikh outfits, Community leaders, motorcycles, and police cars. The day will be concluded with a program at 1:00 pm.

“The Sikh Community is an important part of our Carteret family ,” said Mayor Reiman. “It is my honor and privilege to be a part of the Nagar Kirtan celebration, and to host this traditional event, which attracts Sikh people from across the region. I look forward to this day each year.”

Guru ka Langar, a traditional free meal in the Sikh faith will be served at Carteret Park. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this event, regardless of their religious affiliation.

For more information about the event, please contact Satnam Singh Virk, President of Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar, at 732-541-6000.

Photos courtesy of Carteret resident Brian Chen.



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