In the footsteps of the California state government, the City Council of San Jose, California will officially recognize November as “Sikh Awareness Month” in the city. The proclamation will take place during a public ceremony on Tuesday at San Jose’s City Hall: Historic Event: Proclamation of Sikh Awareness Month in San Jose City 1:25 November 6th, Council Chambers of City Hall, San Jose Your attendance is requested at the Historic Event Proclamation of Sikh Awareness Month in San Jose by […]
Sikhs in San Jose, California, held an art therapy event for Sikh children at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib San Jose on Sunday. Read more about the motivation behind the event to help children express their feelings about the tragedy.
San Jose, California-based Punjab Radio USA recently announced the winner of their second annual turban-tying competition, awarding Lakhvir Singh Sidhu the top prize: In order to raise awareness of Sikh identity and promote pride among younger American Sikhs, the San Jose-based Punjabi Radio USA launched a turban tying competition on Facebook last year, attracting thousands of participants across the globe. The news of the competition hit streets across the world as pictures of colorful turbans started pouring into Punjabi Radio’s […]
A Nagar Kirtan was held at the Sikh Gurdwara – San Jose in California yesterday in celebration of Vaisakhi, and included a band of Malaysian Sikhs. This band is reported to also be performing at the Gurdwara in Stockton, California tonight, and in Sacramento, California on Tuesday night. Additional pictures of the Nagar Kirtan in San Jose can be seen at the Sikh Gurdwara – San Jose Facebook page.
This week marks the celebration of Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, which is the most auspicious of celebrations on the Sikh religious calendar: Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਸਾਖੀ, vaisākhī, is, as well, known as Baisakhi), it is a very important day for Sikhs and one of the most colourful events in the Sikh calendar. It occurs during mid-April every year and traditionally concurs in Punjab with the first harvesting of the crops for the year. So, historically, it has been a very joyous occasion and […]