Sikhs in Yuba City, California, will be holding their 33rd annual Sikh Parade this Sunday, which is often recognized as the largest Sikh nagar kirtan (religious procession) in the country:
In recent years, the international event has attracted 60,000 to 100,000 people to the parade route, along with hundreds from the Yuba-Sutter Sikh community who pitch in to serve food and drink to anyone and everyone.
8 p.m. — Fireworks followed by worship service and kirtan.
9 a.m. — Raising of Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag, followed by morning worship and kirtan.
2 p.m. — Open house, tour of gurdwara complex and grounds.
6 p.m. — midnight — Rain sabaee kirtan worship service.
11 a.m. — Parade. A float bearing Guru Granth Sahib is followed by a procession of floats and devotees winding through the streets of Yuba City along a 41⁄2-mile loop.
Events are open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend. Langar, an estimated 300,000 free meals, served throughout the weekend.
Read more at the Appeal-Democrat. For a preview, a slideshow of last year’s nagar kirtan from YouTube user Jagveer Singh is below: