Festival of India Parade - July 2023

The 51st annual Festival of India -  also known as Ratha-Yatra - took place this July in Toronto. The very first Festival of India in Toronto was launched in 1972, and it's been growing steadily every year.

This year the Festival Of India parade ran down Yonge Street to Queens Quay West. Three giant floats (called Chariots) were hand-pulled by attendees and spectators, and there was much singing, chanting, drumming and dancing in the streets. Everyone was encouraged to participate, resulting in a very lively event. The parade attendance and spectator involvement this year was massive, due I'm sure to the public returning en masse to post-COVID events.

July 15, 2023

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