The Dastar or Turban is world wide recognised as a symbol of strength and honesty. The Dastar is worn by Sikhs worldwide and can be seen from a great distance. The Dastaar is a symbol of spirituality and holiness in Sikhi and is it is also used to cover their long hair, which is never cut. As the dastar is related to all these spiritual and physical high qualities many non Sikh have been interested in having a dastar tied on them.
Among the Sikhs, the Dastaar is an article of faith that represents honour, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety. The Khalsa Sikh men and women, who keep the Five Ks, wear the turban partly to cover their long, uncut hair (kesh).
In this short video clip, a group of Sikhs from Norway called Turbandagen have taken to the streets and set up camps where non Sikhs can come and have a turban tied on them. It brings great awareness about the Sikh religion and its amazing principles.
Hosted in Canada’s busiest downtown square, Turban Up! is one of Canada’s largest Sikh Awareness Days.
Using 10000 meters worth of turbans, non-stop langar, gatka, art, and street parchar, Turban Up engages Torontonians from all walks of life and aims to give them a Sikhi experience they’ll never forget. The goal is not to tie a turban and leave – the goal is to share an experience that effectively communicates what it means to be a Sikh.