Punjabi Village In US All Set for Annual Sikh Parade

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SamayLive.Com


Yuba City, known as the first Punjabi village in the US, is all set for the annual Sikh Parade next week.

Home to the descendants of the earliest Indian immigrants to the US, Yuba City, near the California capital of Sacramento, is famous for its annual Sikh Parade. Over 75,000 Sikhs from around the world are expected to attend the 30th anniversary of the parade next week.

The parade is organized to mark the day of the installation of the Sikh scripture of the Guru Granth. The festivities will begin Friday (Oct 30) with the start of the non-stop recitation of the holy book at the city's main Sikh Temple in the morning. The evening will end with a spectacular display of fireworks to be attended by main leaders of the city.

"It is the Sikh way of saying thank-you to the local community,'' said Balraj Singh Dhillon, president of the Sikh Temple.