Community News: Celebrate Turban Day (28 May 2016)

Community News: Celebrate Turban Day (28 May 2016)

May 23, 2016

Ever wondered what a turban is? What it feels like to tie one? Now you can! If you live in Auckland then head to Aotea Square this Saturday (28 May 2016, 12-3pm).

A group of volunteers will tie turbans on anyone wanting to experience the dastar, or paag as some call it. The turban is easily the most visible insignia of the Sikhs.

The aim of this event, organised by the Sikh Youth New Zealand, is to inform and educate the New Zealand public about the Sikh faith and the distinct turbans donned by Sikh men and women in an interactive and fun manner. Come along to the event and have a turban tied on you by a volunteer while learning more about Sikhism and enjoying masala chai at the same time!  

“In an attempt to reduce the chances of discrimination and bullying due to ignorance about the turban, we have conceptualised an Auckland Turban Day event as a fun and colourful way to achieve our goal of creating awareness amongst the New Zealand public about our Sikh faith and distinct turbans,” according to a note form the organising team sent to Asia Samachar.

“At Auckland Turban Day event, members of the public can experience having a colourful turban tied by one of our volunteers, whilst learning about our Sikh faith and turbans. We will also be serving aromatic cups of steaming masala chai, and there will be a couple of bhangra performances.”

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