The largest of its kind in America, the 34th annual Yuba City Nagar Kirtan (Sikh religious procession) is taking place this weekend, centered at the Sikh Temple Yuba City in Yuba City, California. The festivities begin on Friday, November 1, and culminates in the religious procession on Sunday, November 3:
Yuba City Annual Sikh Inauguration Festival Events Schedule:
8 pm Kirtan Darbar followed by fireworks.
9am Raising of Nishan Sahib Sikh flag followed by kirtan.
2 pm Open house, tour of gurdwara grounds.
6pm – Midnight Rainsabaee kirtan.
11 am Gur Gadee Divas Nagar Kirtan/Annual Sikh Parade. Floats and devotees led by Guru Granth Sahib parade along a 4 1/2 mile loop through the the streets of Yuba City.
It is estimated that 75,000 people attended last year’s event, which is held annually to commemorate the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib — the Sikh scriptures — as the Sikhs’ living Guru by Guru Gobind Singh in 1708, the position it still occupies till this day.
See the full schedule of events at the Sikh Temple Yuba City website, or on the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan Facebook page.