Punjabi Americans constitute a vibrant and thriving community. Some cultural traditions practiced in the Punjab for decades are alive and flourishing today in America, while interactions with other cultures have influenced changes in others. Art, music, dance, and even sports, in the Punjabi American community are a unique combination of long-held tradition and modern influence.
Fireworks at the Tierra Buena Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Yuba City
First Sikh Parade, 1980
Sikh parade, 2009. Picture courtesy of G S Randhawa
Traditional Giddha (folkdance) attire
Traditional Bhangra attire
First Punjabi Musical group of CA (Sangeet Group)
Depiction of a Charkha (spinning wheel)
University of California, Davis students performing at Punjabi American Festival
Sikh Boy Scouts of USA. Picture courtesy of Meeka Studio, San Jose.
Bhangra dancer at Punjabi American Festival, Yuba City
Jazzy Bains performing at Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, 2004