Hare Krishna friends,
We pray that you and your loved ones are safe and blessed. We have some major updates regarding our 8th Festival of India that is held annually at Chinguacousy Park, in Brampton, attended by thousands every year.
On March 24, Mayor Patrick Brown declared an emergency in the City of Brampton , including suspending all major events until July 1, 2020. This is part of the City of Brampton’s ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will ensure the municipal government can continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic.
To ensure the safety of all of our attendees as well as the close proximity of the deadline to our festival date, the Temple and Festival management have decided that we will have to cancel our grand Ratha-Yatra/Festival of India scheduled to happen on July 25 2020. It is certainly not an easy decision to make as it is a festival that is very dear to all of our hearts and you all participate in so enthusiastically.
Join us in praying for the safety and health of our community and world at large who have been affected by this virus and its impact.
We will remain in touch with you through our our Facebook page.
ISKCON Brampton Council.
This is more than an event
Welcome to FOI Brampton!
A multi-cultural festival celebrated with entertainment for children and the whole family. There will be live music, singing, Kids performances, book fair, question & answer booth. A special feature of the celebration is the Ratha Yatra (Chariot) Parade, the oldest known parade in the world, and the Festival of India. Wholesome fun for kids and the entire family SPECIAL: VERY VISUAL event with colorful traditional costumes and flower decorations. Photography is permitted. All are warmly invited to attend this joyous, colorful festival, free of charge. Take advantage of a rare chance to experience the vibrancy of India, right here in Brampton.
What does it offer?
everything is free & all are welcome
Festival of India (Also Known as The Ratha Yatra), is an annual festival that features a wooden chariot pulled by hand in a grand procession. All the way through there is melodious singing, chanting and dancing to rhythmical drums and cymbals.
Food & Drink
The procession ends with a stage show and festival attendees will be treated to a sumptuous and FREE vegetarian feast. Come and experience a wide variety of delicious food and drinks.
Our Music and Arts showcase has a special focus on the spiritual and devotional side of music, dance, and drama from the ancient subcontinent. The presentation provides a lush and varied ensemble of traditional Indian performing arts that engages the mind, captures the senses, and lifts the soul.
Shows & Activities
The Stage Shows includes Drama, Magician, Singing, Indian Classical Dance, Kids on Stage, Musical instruments performance. There will also be Q&A on Vedic philosophy, Kids Crafts, Indian Style Face Paintings etc.
This could be an amazing opportunity for you to get mingled with people from Peel Region and get introduced to Indian culture and lifestyle. There will also be present some eminent guests that you would find great to talk to.
Last but not the least, there will be plenty of opportunities to take photos and videos for your social media. You will find it very colorful and joyous event and will remember it for long.
Chinguacousy Park, is a large 100 acre park located in central Brampton, Ontario’s Bramalea section. It is bounded by Queen Street East on the southeast, Bramalea Road on the northeast, and Central Park Drive on the north and west sides, and provides ample free parking spaces.
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What people say...
Come, be inspired and get immersed in this multi-cultural festival with entertainment for Children and the whole family.
There is live music, singing, Kids performances, book fair and of course awesome vegetarian food.
All are welcome.
We know you have questions
The map and contact details are provided below within the contact information section. Should you have any question or concern, you may also speak to us at 416.648.3312
There will be an information booth available that will be happy to help you explain all activities and can provide other information to make your attendance with us a pleasant one.
Absolutely!… please contact us to get our paypal donation link or while at the event site, you may speak to any volunteer available for any further help and support.
Please know that this is a cultural event organised by a group of volunteers, and everyone will be trying its best to help. We are a registered charitable organization, and have limited amenities available. Everyone will be served and treated equally.
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