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A beloved tradition returns to Mission San Luis Rey


MISSION ACTIVITY: A performance by Ballet Folklorico dancers on June 17 was among the many activities at the Mission San Luis Rey Fiesta. The event showcased the rich cultural traditions and history associated with the mission, which marks its 225th anniversary this year. (Credit: MARCOS GÓNZALEZ)

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OCEANSIDE — The Mission San Luis Rey Fiesta recently returned to the mission grounds for the first time in 25 years.

The three-day event, held June 16 to 18, included food, live music, games and other activities, including the crowning of a Fiesta Queen, Princess, and Little Prince and Little Princess.

Mission San Luis Rey, which was founded in 1798, is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year.

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