Halifax is an increasingly vibrant and multicultural city, and ISKCON Halifax wants to contribute to that cultural diversity in a GRAND way this summer. Join the first ever Ratha Yatra Festival (Festival of the Chariots), followed by a Cultural Exhibition, for the spiritual healing of Halifax!
The Ratha Yatra Festival is an annual event in larger cities, such as Toronto and Montreal, where thousands of people come out to celebrate and experience the ancient festival originating in India.
During the festival, three mammoth rathas (chariots), are pulled by rope on a jubilant procession called a yatra, attracting over a million people annually for the past few thousand years.
Did we mention free food and free admission?!
Festivities will include: 
  • A colourful procession with a giant chariot on Spring Garden road
  • A festival site in Garrison Grounds where the parade will conclude and further festivities will begin
  • Entertainment, cultural performances, devotional chants and dancing
  • Boutiques, spiritual literature about yoga and meditation, henna and face-painting, activities for children
  • Free and liberal distribution of sacred vegetarian food offered to the deity
  • The opportunity to participate in a rich cultural tradition, and much, much more!

Ratha Yatra Festival (Festival of the Chariots)

Location: Spring Garden Road and Garrison Grounds
Date: Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Website: www.halifaxchariotfestival.ca