Friday, October 15, 2010

Gold Rush Day

These photos are from the annual Gold Rush Days festival, held on Labor Day Weekend. The discovery of Gold in California triggered the Gold Rush, eventually triggering a series of uneventful happenings. In-spite, I was amazed at the spirit in which the Gold Rush Day is celebrated with so much pomp.
Gold rush day is that time time of the year where, the streets of Sacramento are covered with loads and loads of dirt. The normal traffic blocked and the shops shutdown. The already existing 18th century look of the old Sacramento is further made up to relive in those Gold rush days. 

The people dress up to blend with the city and relive in those days.

Actors in cowboy garb enact scenes from the Gold rush days. 


Mridula said...

Great to see that they are keeping some traditions alive.

अतुल श्रीवास्तव said...

Hey! This (Sacramento) is my city. Do you live in or around Sac?

Akhila S said...

@Atul - Yeah. Old Sac is 3 miles from my place.

अतुल श्रीवास्तव said...


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