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A Month of Community Celebrations at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With its purpose to serve as a home for the entire community, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles makes holidays special for local families. And May has been no exception. A Memorial Day festival Monday May 30 at the Church will round out a month of special activities.

May began with a rousing Cinco de Mayo fiesta - a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. A mariachi band set the tone of the day that was filled with Mexican food, piñata contests, and plenty of treats for the children.

Next, the Church hosted a Mother's Day party, complete with craft stations where kids created flower crowns, bouquets and Mother's Day cards. The "mommy and me" photo booth was filled all afternoon. And many more activities engaged the kids so mothers could spend some quality time trying out products at artisanal booths and chilling out at the Mother's Day massage and pampering stations all along L. Ron Hubbard Way.

Now East Hollywood neighbors are invited to save the date for a family fun festival on Memorial Day. From 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Monday May 30, there will be all-American barbecue, kids games, bouncy houses, an inflatable maze, a water slide (and splash pool for the younger children), sack races, hula hoop contests and arts and crafts with red, white and blue themes. And at 2:30 p.m., the Church will host a veterans recognition ceremony.

All are invited to head for the fun at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and L. Ron Hubbard Way.

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles is an Ideal Scientology Organization, configured to service Scientologists in their ascent to spiritual freedom and serve as a home for the entire community - a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift people of all denominations.

The Church, featured in an episode of Inside Scientology on the Scientology Network, was part of the special when Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige launched the network in 2018. Watch it on DIRECTV channel 320, at Scientology.tv, through mobile apps or via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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Church of Scientology Kicked off the New Year with a Winter Street Fair

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- This New Year's Day, L. Ron Hubbard Way was the place to be when the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles wrapped up the holiday season by hosting its first annual Winter Street Festival. Hundreds of East Hollywood families came to share the fun.

The Church welcomed 2022 with a marketplace of local vendors, carnival games, and a snow slide made of real snow.

Kids laughed and screamed as they coasted down the 20-foot snow slide - for many, it was the first time they'd ever seen real snow. Or they romped in the nearby snow-filled play area. Others played carnival games, took a twirl around the kid-sized ice-skating rink, patiently waited as stylists painted their faces, or watched as an artist crafted their favorite animal from balloons.

All the while, a trackless choo-choo train toured families up and down the street that was filled with food trucks, vendor booths from local stores and shops, and a community corner with tables for local nonprofits. The train wove its way down L. Ron Hubbard Way, careful not to disturb the street artist painting a mural saying "Happy New Year from East Hollywood" right down the center of the road.

This was the last of a series of holiday-themed events organized and hosted by the Church of Scientology. These included:

* A Christmas festival featuring the famous Mexican cartoon character "Cri-Cri, the singing cricket"

* La Posada procession organized by the local Oaxacan community

* Candy Cane Lane Toy Giveaway where they placed 7,000 Christmas gifts in the hands of local children

* Annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Winter Wonderland at their Hollywood Boulevard Public Information Center

* Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Family Fun Night, where civic and community leaders helped them launch their holiday toy drive and

* A Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles is an Ideal Scientology Organization dedicated in April 2010 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige. The Church, featured in an episode of Inside Scientology, is configured to service Scientologists in their ascent to spiritual freedom and serve as a home for the entire community-a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift people of all denominations.

For information on upcoming events, contact the Church of Scientology Los Angeles Community Relations Director at (323) 950-3200.

For more information on the Church of Scientology Los Angeles, visit their website, their Facebook or their Instagram.

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A Holiday Celebration at the Church of Scientology Honoring the Diversity of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A popular holiday celebration dating to 16th century Mexico graced the streets of East Hollywood for the first time this year. The music and traditional costumes of Oaxaca transformed L. Ron Hubbard Way in East Hollywood in a procession that was a melding of two cultures.

La Posada, which celebrates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, includes singing and dancing in a unique blend of cultures. Musicians from a Oaxacan community band led the procession. The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted the celebration as part of its commitment to honor and help preserve the traditions and culture of the many diverse communities that call Los Angeles home.

In the 1580s, Spanish friars adopted an Aztec winter solstice holiday that celebrates the birth of Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. They built La Posada on this tradition to convert indigenous people to Catholicism.

Posada means a lodge or inn in Spanish. Posadas are held for nine days from December 16 through December 24. Also known as "Los Peregrinos, San José y la Virgen María," (the pilgrimage of Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary) participants reenact the experience of Mary and Joseph seeking lodging on their trip to Bethlehem.

"I grew up in a town in Oaxaca with this music and these traditions, but I have not participated in a Posada for at least 30 years," said one guest. "We love our traditions, and we want to share this love with Angelinos and with all in this beautiful country who have been so generous to our people."

The Church also hosted a celebration this year of Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, organized by members of the Los Angeles Quilana community of Oaxaca, Mexico. And leaders of the L.A. Oaxacan community took part in a convention in October 2021 in support of the human rights of Oaxacan and other Mexican and Central American indigenous people at the Church of Scientology of the Valley in North Hollywood.

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles is an Ideal Scientology Organization dedicated in April 2010 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige. The Church, featured in an episode of Inside Scientology, is configured to service Scientologists in their ascent to spiritual freedom and serve as a home for the entire community-a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift people of all denominations.

For more information, visit the website of Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, @ScientologyLA on Instagram or https://www.facebook.com/ScientologyLA

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