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Puerto Rican Day Parade

Puerto Rican Day Parade

What is the Puerto Rican Day Parade? Puerto Rican Day Parade is a yearly commemoration that takes place on the streets of New York City on the second Sunday in June and is broadcasted on multiple news platforms along with streaming apps. This parade is very important to many people because it spreads the culture, history, and accomplishments of Puerto Ricans and their island. It’s a day for people to indulge in the art, music, science, entertainment, and more that Puerto Rico has to offer. The purpose of this parade is to spread awareness and admiration to acknowledge all the contributions of Puerto Rican influence in the United States. The parade itself includes floats representing the heritage of Puerto Rican philosophy. The parade usually attracts around 1.5 million viewers each year to see the fulfillment of Puerto Rican life. A Puerto Rican who has positively influenced American culture is selected as the parade’s International Grand Marshall, and a Queen receives a float of her own as well as a vacation to Puerto Rico. This tradition first started in 1958, which makes this year’s 2024 parade the 67th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. 

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