April 27th 2013
We went to a Sikh parade today, it was very entertaining and interesting. Do you know there is half a million Sikhs in America?
On this day they also gave out free vegetarian meals and drinks, to anybody who’s hungry really. I saw this guy with a recyclable bag filled with empty plastic containers. AIYO DAMN KIASU!
While waiting behind the barricades, to see the GURU in the parade, some guy randomly stuffed a bunch of nuts/fruits in my hands. I’m not sure what the significance was, but it tasted good.
Mixed fruits and nuts
Those poor flag bearers were bare foot and it was a HOT DAY!
You can’t see it, but before them there was some people sweeping the roads and pouring milk on it. Probably symbolic in some way.
(A quick google talked about milk and purity)
Part of the parade, paraders demanding the release of Bhullar. He was involved in a bombing at the Indian Youth Congress Office, in which 17 people were killed.
Anyhow’s I’m glad for the free food and entertaining parade!