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When is the Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade 2012?


Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade

Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade

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When is the Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade 2012?

The Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade commemorates the Guru Gaddee inauguration holiday of Sikhism's holy scripture, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, as the everlasting guru of the Sikhs. Every year, rain or shine, an increasing number of Sikh devotees and spectators flock to Yuba City, California for a weekend of festivities and the time honored tradition of nagar kirtan, a parade featuring devotional hymns.

The events hosted by the Yuba City gurdwara include:

  • Rain sabaee all night kirtan.
  • Dozens of decorative floats.
  • A gatka sword dancing demonstration.
  • A bazaar with shopping stalls and sellers of hard to find Sikh clothing, articles of faith, books, and a variety of other items such as dry good, blankets and carpets.
  • Langar offered in the gurdwara langar hall, and from free food booths both on the gurdwara grounds and all along the parade route.

When is the Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade held in 2012?


2012 Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade and Festivities

The Yuba City Annual Nagar Kirtan parade commemorating the Nanakshahi Year 544 Guru Gadee inauguration of Guru Granth Sahib is a three day celebration which takes place the first weekend of November. Festivities begin Friday evening and go on all weekend long. The Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade takes place Sunday, November 4, 2012.

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2012 Yuba City Annual Sikh Inaugural Festival Events Schedule:

  • Friday November 2:
    8 pm - The 2012 Guru Gadee inaugural event in Yuba City CA starts off with fireworks followed by worship service and kirtan.
  • Saturday November 3:
    9 am - Raising of Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag followed by morning worship and kirtan.
    2 pm - Open house, tour of gurdwara complex and grounds.
    6 pm until Midnight - Rain sabaee kirtan worship service.
  • Sunday November 4:
    11 am - Guru Gadee Nagar Kirtan 33rd Annual Sikh 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 4 1/2 mile loop.
Events are open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend. Langar, an estimated 200,000 free meals including non alcoholic beverages, served throughout the weekend.


Tierra Buena Sikh Temple
2468 Tierra Buena Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993

Contact Information: (check back for updated information):

  • Office - (530) 673-9918
  • Tejinder Dosanjh - (530) 751-6322
  • Pavinder Kariha - (530) 510-7095
  • Balraj Dhillon - (530) 682-3979
  • Harbhajan Johal - (530) 301-3652
  • Sukhdev Mundi - (530) 682-3925

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Important Sikhism Commemorative Events 2012

The 2012 (Nanakshahi Year 543 / 544) Sikhism gurpurab holiday calendar is based on Nanakshahi Calendar conversions and marked with commemorative dates from Sikh History. The free Sikhism events calendar 2012 features Gurbani quotes and exquisite photographs of the Golden Temple.

2012 Sikhism Holidays and Ten Gurus Gurpurab Dates For Nanakshahi Year 544

Gurpurab dates commemorate important events in the lives the ten gurus. Gurpurab dates may be observed as a festive or solemn occasion as historic events warrant. Many gurpurab dates are fixed, however some which correspond to festivals tied to the Indian astrological calendar and are observed on different dates each year.

Other important Sikh holidays correspond to a revolving calendar and change every year including:

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