Joe Contreras 8-4-13
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Despite the tragic events that took place yesterday on the Venice Boardwalk, the LAPD has deemed it safe for the 37th annual “Festival of the Chariots” celebration to be held as scheduled. The Festival has just literally just rolled into the Venice Recreation Center at Windward and Ocean Front Walk and will remain there until sunset.
The Festival of the Chariots includes a free feast for thousands, free entertainment and exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
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