04/13/2014 02:19 EDT | Updated 04/21/2014 12:59 EDT

Vaisakhi Vancouver 2014 Photos

Tens of thousands of people, including politicians Justin Trudeau and Christy Clark, took in the annual Vaisakhi parade in Vancouver Saturday.

Vaisakhi, one of the most significant holidays on the Sikh calendar, commemorates the birth of Sikhism, as well as the new year, and the harvest for winter crops in India.

While the holiday is most prominent in Sikh households originating from the Punjab region of India, Hindus and Buddhists also celebrate the new year.

Check out the festivities in Vancouver this year:

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