Sunday, April 12, 2009

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

It may be a little premature but by this time next month you will begin to see the Puerto Ricans flags hanging out of windows, attached to cars and emblazoned on clothing. That's a sign that the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC is near, along with the many celebrations that surround it.

Why now? Because it was on April 12, 1958 that the first Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in NYC. In 1995, the parade became incorporated and became the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.. There are many events that take place and culminate into the actual parade. Events such as conferences, banquets, festivals, awards ceremonies and exhibits are held and many are open to the public while others are by invite only. Then there are, of course, the many other parades and celebrations that go on nationally in many cities across the country celebrating Puerto Rican culture and heritage.

And mi gente, these are just a few. This years New York National Puerto Rican Day Parade, (save the date!):

Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 11:00 am
2009 National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Along Fifth Avenue (from 44th Street to 86th Street) New York, NY

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