It’s something most of us have never tried – wearing a turban.

But the chance to have a go with the religious headwear was offered up to anyone who fancied it in Huddersfield on Saturday.

Sikh community leaders set up a stall at St George’s Square to raise awareness about their religion.

It came the weekend before their annual Vaisakhi parade.

Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi every year to mark the establishment of their religion.

The St George’s Square event was organised by Manjit Singh, a taxi driver and Lib Dem council candidate for Greenhead, and Harjinder Singh.

All male Sikhs are given the name Singh while the women take the name Kaur.

Manjit said members of the two Sikh temples, Fartown and Springwood, wanted to help more people understand their religion and the difference between them and others.

Sikhs wear turbans because one of their five articles of faith, or Kakkars, is to never cut any of their hair.

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Manjit said: “We felt the outside world doesn’t know much about the turban, which is the main identification for the Sikhs.

“There’s been a lot of misunderstanding between Sikhs and Muslims.

“A lot of people enjoyed trying on the turban and they were very pleased when they got it on.

“We were very pleased with the reaction.

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“People who tried it were surprised how we do it and they had to have quite a few goes.

“But it doesn’t take too long to learn how to do it.”

Along with not cutting hair, including facial hair, the other four articles are: to carry a wooden comb, wear a metal bracelet, wear a special Kachera undergarment and lastly to carry a ‘Kirpan’ curved sword.

The parade next Sunday will see hundreds of Sikhs walk between the Fartown and Springwood temples. Some roads will be closed for a short time.