This is a relatively new Festival. It started in 2018 and because of the pandemic, this is now the 2nd year.
Thetford has a strong link with the Punjab region of India and the Sikh community. Maharaja Duleep Singh bought the Elveden estate in 1863 and owned it for about 30 years. The Maharaja was buried at Elveden Church next to his wife and son. There is also a statue of the Maharaja on Button Island in Thetford.
This Festival brings together lots of different communities over 10 days, with the finale being on Sunday 10th July. It is a bright, happy and lively Festival with lots of demonstrations of Sikh dancing, drum playing and martial arts.
Chilterns are proud to be one of the main sponsors supporting this Festival.