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September 1, 2010(El Cajon ) – Folk dancing, authentic Chaldean food, live music and singing performed in Aramaic-Chaldean and English will all be part of the festivities at the Chaldean Annual Festival in El Cajon. A $5 admission/voucher may be used towards food, children’s games, or purchases from vendors. An art and cultural exhibition will also be held.


The festival takes place at Prescott Promenade Park on Main Street (between Magnolia and Claydelle) in El Cajon. The art and cultural exhibition will be across the street at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 East Douglas Avenue. 


Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 4 and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 5.

The event is co-sponsored by the Chaldean American Association and the City of El Cajon. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Chaldean Christians, descendants of the ancient Babylonians, now live in El Cajon. These events celebrate the rich cultural heritage that our Chaldean neighbors bring with them from their homeland, the land once known as Mesopotamia, cradle of civilization. 


For more information or sponsorship, contact or 619-212-6888.