Punjabi-American Festival in Yuba City Gathers Large Crowd

June 13, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network


On June 13, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "The 11th annual festival organized by Punjabi American Heritage Society (Nonprofit) Yuba City on May 29, 2005 successfully concluded at the Yuba Sutter fairgrounds. An enormous turnout of spectators of all ages and ethnic backgrounds made it clear that people do have deep respect and interest in the Punjabi culture. They traveled from far off places to participate in the festival , the largest cultural festival of its kind in the United States and the favorite of the local community has now achieved the status of an international event... Organizers presented beautiful medals to all participants. About 300 students ranging in age from age 3 to 50 took part in the stage performance and demonstrated their enthusiasm in their culture and heritage... PAHS spends the funds raised from the festival on the constructive projects in the local community."