10,000 Attend Independence Day Festival in “Little Armenia”

LOS ANGELES–More than 10,000 Southern California community members attended a festival dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Armenia’s independence Sunday in Hollywood’s Little Armenia district.
Organized by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Festival took place on Hollywood Boulevard, between Vermont and Alexandria streets.
Also attending the festival were Assemblymember Paul Krekorian, Assemblymember Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City councilmembers Dennis Zine and Wendy Greuel, Armenia’s Consul General to Los Angeles Armen Liloyan and Carol Liu, Candidate for the State Senate, 21st District
"We thank our elected officials for their support of this special event and their continued support of the Armenian American community," said Festival Committee member Ara Krikorian.
The large scale block party featured a variety of cultural displays, musical and dance performances, ethnic food, and vendors. The festival also had a kid’s zone, which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, and various games and rides.
Among the various entertainers who performed at the festival were Harout Pamboukjian, Sako, Sahag Sisslian, Ara Shahbazian, Gagik Badalyan, Harout Jekelian, the Knar Band, Armenian dance groups, and a traditional dhol-zourna band.
The Annual Armenian Festival in Little Armenia is the largest of its kind and is organized by the Armenian Independence Day Festival Committee, under the auspices of the Armenian Cultural Foundation.

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