We’ll be hosted by members and friends of the Jakarta Movement (APIs Rise Fund grantee) at the annual Sikh Festival. The Jakara Movement was funded by the APIs Rise Fund to do census outreach work to the Punjabi speaking community.
The event is a celebration of the birth of the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the religion.
Dozens of vendors selling Indian clothes, jewelry, and other cultural items will be at the event.
For at least two months every year, the Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Yuba City prepares for what has been labeled as the largest Sikh event outside of India. The planning is large-scale — there are multiple activities, events, and ceremonies that occur throughout the entire weekend. The event is open to the public and is free.
Dozens of decorative floats
A gatka sword dancing demonstration
A bazaar with stopping stalls
Additionally, each year, Sikh families in the community cook and donate an incredible amount of free food to give to those who attend the event. In the past, an estimated 400,000 Indian meals have been served over a single festival weekend to attendees of the parade.