Historic fiesta this Sunday at Pala Mission

 

Last updated 5/31/2007 at Noon



PALA — The historic Mission San Antonio de Pala will celebrate its 191st Annual Corpus Christi Fiesta this Sunday, June 3, with American Indians from five reservations in the region participating in the festivities. As a mission for the Indians for whom it was built, it is the only one of its kind in California - serving the largest Indian village in the State.

Founded in 1816, the Pala Mission preserves this fiesta significant of Spanish California, a tradition brought from Spain and still observed there.

The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holy Mass outside at the olive tree grov...



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