Thousands of Norwegians Tie Turban on Norway’s Turban Day (Video)

11. April, Oslo City Hall Square (Rådhusplassen) On behalf of the approximately five thousand Sikhs in Norway, the Sikh youth, known as “Unge Sikher”, is organizing the Norwegian Turban Day for the sixth consecutive year.

This event has been organized and celebrated since 2010. Over the period of six years, more than seven thousand Norwegians have received turbans from the Sikh community.

Turban (5K)The Sikhs always keep their hair unshorn, and wear a turban. In recent years we have witnessed an increased polarization in the public debate, which has been tainted with prejudices. Unfortunately, it is more challenging to stand out – especially with a turban and beard.

Our aim with the Turban Day is to change the negative perception of the turban and beard, and generally the attitude towards otherness in Norway. Therefore, we are launching the turban as a symbol of solidarity, equality and freedom of religion – love for humanity.

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