Youth to Hold Armenian Independence Day Picnic – Festival


Armenian Youth Federation
Western United States
104 N. Belmont St. Suite 206
Glendale, CA 91206
Contact: Raffi Semerdjian
Tel: 818.507.1933
Fax: 818.240.3442
E-mail: [email protected]

Youth to Hold Armenian Independence Day Picnic – Festival

The Armenian Youth Federation Garo Madenlian Public Affairs Office
announced Friday that the AYF will celebrate the first Armenian
independence with a large-scale picnic-festival on Monday May 31.

The picnic-festival will feature well-known singers and performers
including Nersik Ispirian, Joseph Krikorian, Paul Baghdadlian,
Armenchik, Artash Assadrian, Hovhanes Shahbazian, Sako, Ara Sahagian,
and Harout Hagopian.

“May 28, 1918 represents one of the most significant turning points
in our history,” said Vicken Sosikian, chairman of the AYF Western
Region. “As a free public event in celebration of such a great turning
point in our history, we view the picnic-festival as a service to
the Armenian community.”

The picnic, to begin at 10am, will also offer attendees food, music,
and games. Local businesses and organizations will also have booths
through which they will make their products and information available
to the public. The picnic will be held at the Holy Martyrs Armenian
School located at 16617 Parthenia St. North Hills, CA 91343.

For more information or details please call (818) 507-1933.

The AYF will also commemorate Memorial Day the same morning, with a
wreathe laying at the Glendale City Hall Veterans Memorial.

The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States serves Armenian
American communities west of the Mississippi through education,
athletics, political activism, cultural activities and social
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