Up to 100,000 expected for Sikh festival this weekend
An estimated 60,000 to 100,000 people are expected to take part in or watch the 33rd annual Sikh Parade in Yuba City this weekend.
The weekend of parade-related events started Friday and continues today with an open house at the Sikh Temple and worship services.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at the temple and continues on a 41⁄2-mile loop to Butte House Road and on surrounding streets.
All events are open to the public. An estimated 300,000 free meals will be served throughout the weekend, including along the parade route.
9 a.m. — Raising of Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag, followed by morning worship and kirtan.
2 p.m. — Open house, tour of gurdwara complex and grounds.
6 p.m.—midnight — Rain sabaee kirtan worship service.
11 a.m. — Parade. A float bearing Guru Granth Sahib is followed by a procession of floats and devotees winding through the streets of Yuba City along a 41⁄2-mile loop.
Events are open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend. Langar, an estimated 300,000 free meals, served throughout the weekend.