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Title
Blessing of the Animals, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Hankey, Roy
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
In the early years of the pueblo, clergy from La Plaza Church would bless livestock to encourage health and productivity. Starting in 1930, when Olvera Street opened, the event was updated to include companion animals as well. The current tradition welcomes all animals to receive a blessing.
On Holy Saturday (the Saturday preceding Easter), horses and goats are being led past the Bishop who is officiating the annual "Blessing of the Animals" event on Olvera Street. The raised stage where the Bishop, priests, and altar boys are gathered is decorated for the Easter season with lilies and bunny piñatas. Young musicians, members of Estudiantina Californiana, are seen together under the Bear Flag banner (left).
Type
Image
Format
1 slide : color ; 5x5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00160903
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b123_f1_s4
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/134344
Subject
Estudiantina Californiana (Musical group)
Catholic Church
Bishops
Benediction
Women
Men
Children
Priests
Horses
Pets
Lilies
Goats
Trees
Animals
Child musicians
Easter Bunny
Easter decorations
Easter lily
Pinatas
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Time Period
1971-1980
Source
Hankey, Roy.

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