Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sikh festival coming to Livingston on Sunday

Hundreds of Sikhs march alongside the float bearing Guru Granth Sahib on Peach Avenue during last year’s parade in Livingston.

The 17th annual Sikh festival will make its way into town on Sunday, drawing crowds of more than 3,500 from all over California.
The free event features a festive procession with bright colors, lively music and awe-inspiring displays of swordfighting. The display of mock battles and swordsmanship is a tradition dating back more than 300 years.
The festival also gives attendees a taste of many traditional foods.
The parade will last about four hours, beginning at noon at the Gurdwara Sahib Temple at 2765 Peach Ave., then move along Main Street to the Guru Nanak Temple on B Street.
Livingston Mayor Pro Tem Gurpal Samra, who helps organize the event, said it isn’t only for Sikhs, but for everyone in Livingston and beyond. Thousands of people from Fresno, Los Angeles and the Bay Area make their way to Livingston for one of the biggest Sikh events in the region.

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