22 & 23, 2006
Festival, an environmental hemispheric event, connects the
indigenous cultural heritage of the Americans, with the urban
mecca diversity, Los Angeles California. A one of a kind event,
the festival provides a cross-cultural nesting environment
where families join in a two-day celebration of cultural,
education, entertainment, and fun. The festival brings universal
balance with all cultures through the celebration of Mother
Festival ties families to daily quality of life educational
opportunities as well as promoting conservation of the
ecology and biodiversity of our environment. Since the
most ancient times, the Mayan people continue to have great
respect for the environment and the conservation of their
natural resources. The Mayan experience provides the path
to a healthy and safe living that brings awareness of the
transforming hemispheric heritage in the USA. This transformation
represents the largest ethnic group in the nation…Latinos.
In California, polls confirm the Latinos have the highest
level of support in the state-averaging over 80% for protecting
Festival originated in 1995 and is recognized throughout Southern
California. Its uniqueness ties with the recognized Earth
Day in the U.S. It is the only Latino environmental festival
that reinforces the need to create awareness if environmental
networks and resources for urban community sustainability
through cultural heritage.
Festival, has earned the support of the City of Los Angeles
City Council and Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles
County Board of Supervisors, Department of Water and Power,
Los Angeles City College, local media, corporate sponsors
and numerous dedicated volunteers. We invite you to join the
celebration of Latino environmental stewardship, family, humanity
and world peace.
Circle: The Mother Earth, center of the festival
features environmental public education outreach
on energy, waste, and water conservation, clean
air, pollutants, pesticides, trash free coastal
and state parks, wild life preservation, recreation
and Latino families, oil recycling, waste prevention
at home, environmental health and communities for
Maya “Para los Ninos” (For the Children),
activities for children include face painting, ecosystem
painting wall using recycled paint, and featured games
that help children understand the importance of recycling
Classic Marimba Gathering.
de Danzas Folkloricas (Folkloric Dance groups reflecting
our community’s youth, families and elders).
showcase their arts and
promoting: Protection of the Mother Earth-Planet. Peace,
No Violence and No to Drugs.