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Annual Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles

(Courtesy of the Olvera St. Merchant Association Foundation)

Saturday, March 30

Noon-5pm —Annual Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles. 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 pony rides. Visit local restaurants and stores featuring a rich array of Mexican art and more. For more information, visit www.calleolvera.com/events/ or call (213) 625-7074.