The Sikh Parade in Yuba City, California, kicks off this weekend:
As festival tents go up this week outside the Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Tierra Buena, tens of thousands of Sikhs prepared to converge on the home of the nation’s prime celebration of their faith. Visitors looked ahead to riding flower-decked parade floats, lining the four-mile procession route, taking in dance and song — and showing pride in their numbers.
The Sikh Parade weekend attracted an estimated 75,000 people to Yuba City last year, and for some, the size of the gathering was enough to give them confidence their faith also could flourish at home.
This is arguably the largest Sikh event of its kind in the United States, and it’s amazing that it has been going for some 30 years.
Let’s hope the weather holds!