4th Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival To Be Held In Little Armenia

Community to mark anniversary with food, fun and music on May 24th

festivalHOLLYWOOD, Calif.-California State Assemblymember Kevin de Leon has once again joined LA City Council President Eric Garcetti along with a large list of elected officials who will co-sponsor the 4th Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival in Little Armenia.

Among the distinguished politicians set to join the Armenian Community of Southern California are Assemblymember Paul Krekorian and California State Assembly member Mike Feuer, who will be unveiling the Little Armenia Freeway sign. The Festival will take place on Sunday, May 24th, from 11 am to 7 pm on Hollywood Boulevard, between Vermont and Alexandria streets.

“We thank our elected officials for their support of this special event and their continued support of the Armenian American community,” said Festival Committee Chairman Tro Tchekidjian.

The large scale block party will feature a variety of cultural displays, musical and dance performances, traditional ethnic food, and vendors. The festival will also have a kid’s zone, which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, and various games and rides.

Among the various entertainers that will perform at the festival are Harout Pamboukjian, Joseph Krikorian, Sahag Sisslian, Ara Shahbazian, Artin Bedrossian, Arno, Harout Hagopian, Antoine, Erovaski, and Armenian dance groups.

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. The festival marks the 91st anniversary of Armenian Independence declared on May 28, 1918 following almost 600 years of Ottoman Turkish oppression.

The First Republic of Armenia established on this date set the foundation for today’s independent Republic of Armenia, which was one of the first former Soviet Republics to declare independence on September 21, 1991.

Those who wish to obtain more information about the festival are encouraged to call (818) 243-9264 or visit www.littlearmeniafestival.com.

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