The Echo Park Lotus Festival
It’s a time of celebration in Echo Park this weekend. From 12 to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Echo Park Lake is the place to be. First of all, the Echo Park Lake’s beloved floating flowers are about to bloom into a majestic sight. Secondly, beyond that this event will bring in tasty food, great music, and exciting dragon boat races to an already beautiful occasion. Moreover, The Echo Park Lotus Festival promises to be fun for the whole family. The dragon boats promise to be a neat sight. Dragon boats are the basis of the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing. And it is a watersport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers, which has been held for over 2000 years throughout southern China.
Celebrate Great Culture
Finally, the historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian-Americans to L.A.. This year, the celebration’s 38th, will honor the Chinese community. The dragon boat races are one way in which The Echo Park Lotus Festival does this. Furthermore, the boats were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China’s southern Guangdong Province out of teakwood to various designs and sizes. So people watching the event will get direct exposure to some interesting and historical Chinese culture.