Indian culture

Los Angeles Lotus Festival to showcase Indian culture

The annual event will celebrate the rich traditions and culture of India to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence

The annual Los Angeles Lotus Festival in Echo Park will celebrate India’s rich traditions and culture this year, marking the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

“Each year, as the lotus flowers of Lake Echo Park come into full bloom, we welcome nearly 120,000 visitors to this iconic urban park in the 13th Precinct,” Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O announced last week. ‘Farrel.

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“This year, we celebrate the rich traditions of India and take time to immerse ourselves in the rich diversity of Asian arts and culture here in Los Angeles.”

The Lotus Festival began in 1972 and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has declared it to be one of the biggest festivals in the city, according to local media.

This year’s festival takes place on the weekend of July 9-10 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. People can enjoy food, drink, activities, dragon boat races, and booths with clothing, jewelry, artwork, crafts, and more.

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“The Department of Recreation and Parks is delighted to host the Lotus Festival in person this year,” said Mike Shull, General Manager.

“Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities will showcase India in a communal setting, bustling with entertainment and food, cultivating cultural appreciation and awareness.”