April 19, 2020 Cancelled
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
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
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 !
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.