Los Angeles Lotus Festival to showcase Indian culture

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

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

“Each year, as the lotus flowers of Echo Park Lake reach full bloom, we welcome nearly 120,000 visitors to this signature city park in the 13th District,” LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell announced last week.

Read: FIA celebrates 75 years of Indian Independence on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2022)

“This year, we celebrate the rich traditions of India and take time to soak 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 said it is one of the city’s largest festivals, according to local media reports.

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

Read: Lotus Festival to showcase traditions of India at Echo Park (June 10, 2022)

“The Department of Recreation and Parks is excited to be hosting the Lotus Festival back in person this year,” said Mike Shull, general manager.

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

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