Tens of Thousands Expected at Yuba City's Sikh Parade

October 31, 2003

Source: Sikh Temple Yuba City


On October 31, 2003 Sikh Temple Yuba City reported that "Sikhs from across America have started arriving in Yuba City for the traditional weekend of religious devotion and celebration. By the time the weekend ends on Sunday with the 24th annual parade, an estimated 50,000 Sikhs will have spent an estimated $5 million with local businesses... More than 100,000 free meals will be prepared and distributed at no charge. Behind the concept of providing free meals to all is one of the core Sikh values called Seva (say-va), or daily selfless service to humanity, and the value that inspired the Red Cross & other humanitarian aid organizations... People of all races, religions or gender are invited and expected to join the Sikhs in celebrating the message of universal love and brotherhood/sisterhood as taught in the Guru Granth Sahib."