Massive 300,000 Attendance At Yuba City Parade
YUBA CITY, CA (IANS) – An estimated 300,000 people came to celebrate the Sikh Nagar Kirtan here on November 5, according to KCRA News.
As is the case every year, Sikhs flew in from around North America and elsewhere to take part in a parade that featured floats, music, a show of traditional Sikh martial arts like gatka, great food and religious togetherness.
The entire area was swathed in vibrant colors as the air echoed with kirtans and Punjabi tunes.
As always, the Sikh event featured food stalls that covered the gamut and was served with generosity to all who attended.
The annual Sikh Parade festival was introduced in Yuba City in the 1980s by well-known Punjabi-American peach farmer Didar Singh Bains, also known as the “Peach King”.
The celebration was marred with a Sikhs For Justice float which celebrated the killings of Indira Gandhi and General A.S Vaidya. SFJ’s Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a designated terrorist in India, has given a call to the global Sikh community to “stop flying Air India” from November 19.