Olvera Street Blessing of the Animals

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Los Angeles Blessing of the Animals

April 20, 2019, 12-5 p.m.

El Pueblo
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
elpueblo.lacity.org
Free, well-behaved, leashed pets welcome

Based on past info, the Blessing may take place at approx. 2-3 p.m. by Archbishop Jose Gomez - ceremony and blessing lasts approximately 1 hour
Entertainment from 12-5 p.m.
Line to receive blessing begins at 1 p.m. and will form at Father Serra Park, located between Alameda and Los Angeles Street

On Saturday before Easter Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m., the annual Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street takes place. Thousands come to the full day event which is a festival of people and animals — roosters, chickens, iguanas, geckos, dogs, birds, fish in bowls, llamas, snakes, lizards, bugs, rats and cats. Archbishop Jose Gomez gives the blessings at this annual celebration which began in 1930.

It is one of many such celebrations throughout California.

This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals for the benefits they provide mankind, has been celebrated in the Plaza since 1930. All pets welcome. Live Entertainment. Petting zoo and free  more.

This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated with a procession on Olvera Street led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles. All pets welcome.

Annual Blessing of the Animals in Los Angeles
Noon to 5 p.m., the annual Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street takes place. Pet owners bring mostly dogs to the event and line up to receive blessings for them.

CALIFORNIA IS BLESSED !

  • A Portola Valley church, Interfaith Power & Light, blessed their solar panel installation
  • Native American in Riverside blessed tobacco
  • Dozens of vintners in Napa, Sonoma, Anderson Valley and Temecula bless wine grapes and wines
  • San Jose Harley Davidson holds a bike blessing ceremony
  • Bodega Bay, Trinidad, San Francisco & Morro Bay bless the fleet
  • Sonoma blesses olives
  • Californians bless the troops
  • Hornitos blesses its cemetery on All Souls Day
  • Huntington Beach blesses the waves
  • Tibetan Buddhist monks from India blessed Gualala River

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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