Photos: Thousands in Nelson religious parade

The streets of Nelson were thronged with worshippers celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muhammed.

Procession sets off from the Ghousia Mosque on Clayton Street in Nelson.
Photo Ben Parsons
Procession sets off from the Ghousia Mosque on Clayton Street in Nelson. Photo Ben Parsons

Our photographer Ben Parsons was on hand to capture the scene as thousands turned out to mark the big event in the Islamic calendar with music and banners.

Don’t miss Friday’s Leader-Times newspapers for more on the big event

Procession sets off from the Ghousia Mosque on Clayton Street in Nelson. Photo Ben Parsons