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62% of Canadians believe in angels.
Maclean's magazine, 1 July 2006

76% of Americans believe in heaven.
Newsweek magazine, 12 August 2002

69% of Americans believe in angels.
Time magazine, 1993

 

The Angel Festival celebrates all things angel related in appropriately the angel county—Los Angeles County in California. At this festival you will find booths selling angel ceramics, angel jewelry, angel paintings, angel statues, angel books, angel glass, and more angel items than you ever dreamed of and angel experts sharing what they know about angels.
"The angel fad started in the 90s,"
says Candace Frazee, director of
The Angel Festival,
" with Sophy Burnham's bestseller
A Book of Angels."
"Then in 1993," Frazee went on to say, "Jill D'Agnencia of Los Angeles, placed thousands of ceramic sitting angels — 10 per 1 square mile — around LA after the first anniversary of the civil unrest there."
I In 1994, PBS aired their
In Search of Angels documentary
as did NBC with their
Angels: Mysterious Messengers
hosted by Patty Duke.
The US Postal Service issued a LOVE stamp with a cherub angel
in 1995.

In California, The Angel Store in Pasadena opened as did Tara's Angels in San Juan Capistrano—however, both stores closed as the angel fad waned. But, Things From Heaven in Ventura founded in 1995 is still open.

Determined that the angel fad not be a fad, but a trend, Candace Frazee, Madam Chair of Swedenborg Information of Los Angeles (SILA) since 1988, created The Angel Festival in honour of Emanuel Swedenborg's 307th birthday since, Frazee says, "he is the most prolific angel author in history."

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) the 18th century Swedish scientist who claimed that he spoke with angels and devils, gave up his scientific studies to record and then publish his spiritual experiences.
His most popular book is
Heaven and Hell.
The first Angel Festival was held 27 January 1995
and was so successful,
a second one was held the same year, 16 September.
This festival has been in the fall, annually, ever since,
moving from its original location at the Swedenborgian New Church
in La Crescenta, CA to Memorial Park
in Sierra Madre, CA in 2003 for its 10th festival.

Act like an angel
— be a part of spiritual history!

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THE 14th ANGEL FESTIVAL


The 22nd
Angel Festival
DATE UNKNOWN

The festival is held in
Los Angeles County
The Angels County!

Call for more info:
(626) 794-4458

WHAT IT IS

Everything and anything to do with angels,
beit religious or
silly fun!

This festival promises something for everyone, from the exhibit booths featuring an amazing diversity of angel products, to fascinating angel lectures, and fun angelic demonstrations.

Celestial-like atmosphere
in outdoor park.

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THE ANGEL FESTIVALSM HAS BEEN A REGISTERED TRADEMARKED SERVICE
WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SINCE 1996.