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Festival of Joy

Festival of Joy

Date & Time
Saturday, September 16, 2023
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
200 N. Main St., Bloomington , Illinois, 61701
Join the Hare Krishna Community of Bloomington-Normal fun-filled day of bright colors, beautiful flowers, and a free vegetarian feast, along with riveting music, dance and interactive holistic living and cultural activities.
This re-enactment of the famous Ratha Yatra parade, also celebrated as the Festival of Chariots, is rooted in ancient India’s bhakti or devotional tradition. It has been observed annually for more than 3,000 years in the holy city of Jagannatha Puri in Orissa, India, making it the world’s longest-running street festival.
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