Punjabis Celebrate Being Part of the Melting Pot

May 27, 2008

Author: Howard Yune

Source: Sikh Network/Appeal-Democrat


The Punjabi American Festival has grown into a prime social event for a nation's worth of immigrants and their children.

But the planners of Sunday's 14th annual festival envision a celebration that does more than entertain.

More than 12,000 visitors — some arriving from as far away as Fresno and Vancouver — were expected to converge on the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds for the festival's collection of musical performances and fair stands, according to the Punjabi American Heritage Society, which sponsors the event.