Indiana Sikh Outreach Mission of Fort Wayne hosts firsts Turban Fest

“It’s so important, so symbolic especially on Memorial Day weekend as our event organizers were saying this is what Amer...

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana Sikh Outreach Mission hosted its first Sikh Turban Fest on Sunday.

“It feels great to have everyone come together in a celebration,” said Megan Butler, the program and events manager for Riverfront Fort Wayne. “It’s so important, so symbolic especially on Memorial Day weekend as our event organizers were saying this is what American values are all about freedom of speech, freedom of religion and we’re showing that here today.”

The event’s focus was educating the Fort Wayne community about the Sikh identity and philosophy through food, art and conversation. Guests were also taught how to tie a Turban.

The Sikh Turban Fest included authentic Indian snacks such as langar tea and pakoras and a demonstration of Gatka, which is Sikh Martial Arts...

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