Hollywood, CA – The Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the second annual Armenian Independence Day Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Little Armenia, Hollywood. The 2007 Festival is cosponsored by Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti, whose district encompasses Little Armenia.
“We are excited to provide the Los Angeles community a venue through which they can experience the Armenian culture and celebrate the first independence of the Republic of Armenia,” stated Saro Shirinian, Festival Committee Chairperson.
Last year’s festival brought a variety of vendors, diverse entertainment, performers, writers and organizations to Hollywood Boulevard, where the street was blocked off between Alexandria and Vermont. Thousands were entertained by a variety of musical and dance performances. The highlight of the festival was a special visit by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who joined the crowd by participating in the traditional Armenian shoorch bar and sampling Armenian cuisine.
The Annual Festival in Little Armenia is organized by the Armenian Independence Day Festival Committee in celebration of Armenia’s first independence and thousands of years of Armenian history and culture. May 28, 1918 marks the first independence of the Armenian republic after 600 years of Ottoman Turkish oppression. The republic established on this date set the foundation for today’s independent republic, which was born on September 21, 1991.