Every Day is Mother Earth Day

Dancing at the 2005 Eco-Maya Festival, which took place in the streets at Eco-Village

Eco-Village’s Julio Santizo is producing Every Day is Mother Earth Day: an educational ecological cultural health festival taking place this weekend. It’s sure to include great music, dance, information tables, and much more!

The free celebration runs 5pm-11:30pm Friday October 29th, 1pm-11:30pm Saturday October 30th, and 1pm-11:30pm Sunday October 31st. The location is Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, L.A. 90029. Very easy transit access via the Metro Red Line’s Santa Monica/Vermont Station.

From the event press release:

Members of the Mayan community in Los Angeles invite all Angelinos to celebrate Every Day is Mother Earth Day at the ECO Maya Festival, a weekend of music, dance and cultural activities on October 29th thru 31st , highlighting the cultural and ecological contributions of the Mayan people of Central America. 

A one of a kind event, the festival provides a cross-cultural experience for families, which features Marimba music and Rock Espanol.  EcoMaya connects the indigenous cultural heritage of Central & South America, with environmental solutions for Los Angeles through films and environmental exhibits.  Organizers of EcoMaya report there are over 2 million Mayan people in Los Angeles. Mayas have come from the southern territories of Mexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas) as well as from Quintana Roo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize.

Festival supporters include: Metro, Rampart Village Neighborhood Council, L.A.’s Community Redevelopment Agency and Rampart LAPD.

Another photo from the 2005 Eco-Maya Festival

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