Festival of Chariots
The Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots is set to traipse through the Brisbane CBD this weekend, bringing with it a burst of spirituality and culture. The Hare Krishna community, accompanied by celebrating participants from across Brisbane, will parade a giant wooden colourfully decorated chariot through the streets of the city. The Festival of Chariots, which began in India 5,000 years ago, is a spiritual event that involves pulling giant statues of deities through the city. There will be stage performances of drama, dance, music and talks, as well as cooking courses and craft tends. Also on offer are henna, face painting, and delicious free meals from Hare Krishna’s own Govinda’s Vegetarian restaurant for all festival participants.