¡Que Bonita Bandera!

What a beautiful flag!

Source: nbcnews.com

June is exciting in New York City for many reasons, the weather is finally hot, beaches are open, and my personal favorite – THE PARADES!

A parade is a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something.

After 2 years of pausing for COVID, the annual1. Puerto Rican Day Parade is back! This parade celebrates the approximately 890,000 Puerto Ricans in New York. Puerto Ricans make up about 4.4% of the population of New York City.

The Parade takes place on the 2nd Sunday of June – making it fall on Sunday, June 12th 2022 this year!

The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street and has grown to become one of the largest parades in the United States.

Whether or not you are Puerto Rican, you should come and celebrate a unique piece of New York’s culture at the 65th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade!

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References:

https://lcw.lehman.edu/lehman/depts/latinampuertorican/latinoweb/PuertoRico/prpopcit.htm#:~:text=New%20York%20has%20approximately%20890%2C000,increase%20significantly%20during%20the%201980s.

https://www.nprdpinc.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Day_Parade#:~:text=The%20first%20Puerto%20Rican%20Day,the%20former%20Hispanic%20Day%20Parade.

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