When: Sunday 27th July, 2014, 11am - 6pm
What: Ratha Yatra festival
Location: Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre.
Details: The 14th Anniversary of the Birmingham Rathayatra Festival 2014 promises to be a spectacular event with a City Centre procession and festival, incorporating all the exoticness, vitality and colour that is India.
The spectacular grand procession of the enormous Jagannatha Chariot starts at 11am, followed by a free open air festival in Victoria Square at 1pm (with traditional dance, music and drama, meditation area, market stalls and a free vegetarian feast). Young and old can expect a great day of spectacle, participation and enjoyment.
This is Birmingham's 14th annual carnival in Birmingham, a celebration which has seen over 6,000 people participating each year. The festival is full of life and free to attend. We encourage all communities to participate and hope all kinds of public will attend. Moreover there will be important dignitaries attending this festival. Previously the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, the Indian High Commissioner and Spiritual Leaders ISKCON have all attended this event.