The community is invited to attend the religious new year celebration at a Sikh temple near Lynden starting Friday.
Guru Nanak Gursikh Temple’s three-day celebration of Vaisakhi, which also is a spring harvest festival, will include a religious parade, ceremonies, free vegetarian Indian food and tours of the temple, 176 E. Pole Road.
People will get a chance to learn about the Sikh faith and its teachings. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday.
Saturday events will include food stalls, turban-tying lessons, Punjabi dances and other demonstrations of skill by Sikh youth. Free turbans also will be given away.
A parade around the temple’s grounds will begin about noon as the congregation follows the Guru Granth, the holy book.
Traditional dances will be performed at the end of the parade.