St.Stephen's School

Vaisakhi Assembly

This half-term we have been learning about the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi and getting ready for our big parents assembly performance! Vaisakhi is a long established harvest festival in the Punjab region of northern India and is celebrated on April 12th or 13th. It also marks the occasion of the creation of the Sikh baptismal ritual.

For our assembly we re-enacted the gory scene when the tenth Sikhi Guru, Guru Gobind Sing, asked for five volunteers who would give their life for God and initiated them into the panj pyare! With Esther’s help, we took the words to a popular Georga Ezra song and changed them to make it all about harvest. We learned how to do a bit of Bhangra dancing to a popular Bollywood song. To top it all off, we also made some beautiful kalgis, a Sikh symbol of royalty, to take home to our parents.

We loved performing in front of the school and our parents and can’t wait to do it again next year.