What is considered the largest annual Sikh Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) in the United States took place yesterday in Yuba City, California, for the 33rd year. Above, the Appeal-Democrat offers a unique one-minute time-lapse video of the event, and a slide show at their website. The Sacramento Bee has also published photos of the Nagar Kirtan as well.
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. The nagar kirtan usually commemorates and coincides with the celebration of the birth of […]
On Sunday, Sikhs in Stockton, California held a Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) through the city as the final celebration of the Centennial festivities of the Stockton Gurdwara Sahib, established 100 years ago: STOCKTON – The Sikh community came from near and far this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Stockton Gurdwara – a temple on South Grant Street that holds special meaning, because it represents the first permanent Sikh settlement in the United States. A weekend of events, […]
Sikhs in the central California city of Turlock held their first ever Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) last Sunday: Last week, backers of Sunday’s parade said they anticipated 1,000 or more people. According to Harinder Grewal, more than 2,000 people came to see the noontime parade at the Sikh temple. “It was a huge success,” Grewal said. …Grewal said the plan is to make the parade an annual event, with next year’s expanding beyond this year’s, with a bigger route and […]
The Sikh community of Salem, Oregon held their annual Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) yesterday to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjun in 1606: [Susan] Hughs said she didn’t know Salem had a Sikh community, which is estimated to be a couple hundred families, but she saw the huge crowd parading through Commercial Street SE and saw Sikhs everywhere. “Who knew?” she said. The full article with additional photos is available at The Statesman Journal.
As last year, Sikhs in South Salem, Oregon, will be holding a Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) this Sunday in honor of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjun, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs: The Sikh community is having its annual parade from 11 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 beginning at the Damesh Darbar Sikh Temple, 860 Oak Hill Ave. SE. The Sikh community extends a citywide invitation to take part in the event, which commemorates […]
On June 3, 2012, the Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area in El Sobrante, California, will be holding a Nagar Kirtan in Berkeley, California (which they are calling a “Peace March”) to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan: It gives us immense pleasure to announce to Sangat that this year’s Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s 407th martyrdom anniversary’s Peach March will be held in Berkeley, CA on Sunday, June 03rd 2012.The Peace March will begin as usual from Berkeley Community […]
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Thousands of Sikhs in the Seattle, Washington area celebrated Vaisakhi with a Nagar Kirtan last weekend. While traditionally celebrated in mid-April, the Sikhs in the Pacific Northwest obviously did not want to miss their chance. See more photos at the Seattle Times.
The Sikh community in the greater Seattle area will be holding a Nagar Kirtan in Renton, Washington in celebration of Vaisakhi this Saturday: The fifth annual parade in celebration of Khalsa Day or Visakhi, a Sikh religious festival, is at 11 a.m. Saturday. The celebration is marked with a colorful procession that starts at Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Washington, 5200 Talbot Road S. in Renton, and marches toward South 200th Street. The parade route then will proceed down 200th Street […]