“The best part of the Sikh Parade is that even though it’s raining, whether there’s sun or there’s rain, we’re always here to support our religion,” said Daman Dhillon, a Yuba City woman among the paradegoers. “Rain or shine, Sikhs are proud.” The Yuba City Sikh Parade went on as scheduled yesterday despite the soggy weather. While the turnout wasn’t as big as last year (45,000 this year vs. 75,000 last year), it was still a solid showing considering the rain.
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 […]