Rain Doesn't Dampen Sikh Spirit

November 7, 2010

Author: Howard Yune

Source: The Appeal-Democrat


Among the many visitors to the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan and Sikh Parade on Sunday was an unexpected gate-crasher — steady rain.

But Sikhs converged on the Mid-Valley from across town and abroad, braving the soaking conditions to cap a weekend of celebration and charity by marching in the 31st annual Yuba City Sikh Parade.

Directors of the Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Tierra Buena, the parade sponsor, said Sunday's event attracted more than 45,000 spectators to the four-mile procession.

"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."