Indian Ratha Yatra festival in Playa de las Américas

Indian Ratha Yatra festival in Playa de las Américas

The Indian Ratha Yatra festival in Playa de las Américas is now an established annual event, and this year it will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 5 and 6 August. The full programme is HERE, and Arona Ayuntamiento says it hopes everyone will come along. The event has its origins in the annual processions known in India as Ratha-Yatra or “festival of the chariots”, a centuries-old and deeply-rooted religious and cultural festival celebrated around the world … and now in Tenerife too.

It’s billed as a “meeting of cultures”, and there will be Indian food, dance, colour, exhibitions, theatre, and music on offer … and the gods will be there too, riding through the procession in the chariots which give the festival its name. Arona says the festival is of huge social value and cultural interest, encouraging multicultural tolerance and respect. It will offer a jolly good time as well!

 

 

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