Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving holiday, the immigrant tradition of America when the pilgrims arrived on this land of opportunity, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving holiday. The Sikh American community of San Francisco Bay Area wishes everyone peace and happiness!

Even though Sikhs have been living in America for more than 100+ years, not very many Americans know who we are, what values we carry. Because of the distinct turbans, especially after September 11 attacks, many Sikhs have been victims of racist attacks and jokes because people mistook them as muslims and followers of Osama bin laden. I guess the 9-11 attacks also kind of woke the Sikh American community up as well. Racism probably will not go away given the human nature, but we are on an awareness campaign to help our fellow Americans get familiar with Sikhs. To read and learn more about us, here are some good links:

http://www.sikhnet.org/

http://www.sikhs.org/

http://www.sikhwomen.com/

http://www.allaboutsikhs.org/

For this occasion of sharing and giving, I would like to add that any sikh or non-sikh is welcome to visit any Sikh gurudwara (place of worship). You would be required to cover you head, sit on the floor and take shoes off as a part of the respect for our living guru, the holy book of the Sikhs called the Guru Granth Sahib, which is our link to the Ultimate Creator. And, don't forget to eat Langar with the community (a delicious vegetarian meal).

7 Comments:

Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

p.s.// I didn't know that you guys have 5 wonderful holidays on this day...so jealous :P

8:04 PM, November 22, 2005  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

Sikhiseeker,
5? I thought there was only one. Did I mention 5 holidays in the post somewhere?

8:34 AM, November 23, 2005  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

LOL...no you didn't. But i have cousins in Dallas and Cleveland...and all those people have 5 days long weekend :(...lol
So I thought that you would too:)

10:44 AM, November 24, 2005  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

Yes! I do have 4 days off. Just curious, where about in Toronto area do you live? I lived near Dufferin Mall and later near Islington and Steeles area before I moved to California.

12:29 PM, November 24, 2005  
Blogger Gurinder said...

just got off the 3hr flight!

happy thanks giving to all of you!!

I just had meatless chicken nuggets with fries!!! Thats my thanks giving dinner.

Happy holidays!

6:47 PM, November 24, 2005  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

I live on Islington and Finch :) Not too far from you if you were here :D

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Gurinder ji :)

2:52 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

seek, your cousins are students or teachers. that's why they get 5 days off. they get off from Wednesday thru Sunday.

we don't even get friday (the day after thanksgiving) off but no one is ever at work anyway!

and gurinder, meatless chicken? do you mean soy or tofu?

i've been a blogging machine today! i've corrupted sol, seek, manjit, and m-singh and mrsikhnet's blogs...today...wow i think that's some sort of record.

if i don't see you guys til next week have a great weekend!

2:27 PM, December 01, 2005  

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