National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 in New York City
Images by Seitu Orande
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is the largest parade and celebration of Puerto Rican culture and pride in the country. Now in its 62nd year, the annual parade continues to honor many leaders, educators and entertainers, and celebrities who all have a major impact within the Puerto Rican community and the country. According to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Board of Directors, the theme of this year’s parade is “Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces,” or “One Nation, Many Voice.” The theme “celebrates the creativity and diversity of thought in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora, according to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers.
Singer Ricky Martin will serve as grand marshal this year and will lead the group of honorees including former Major League Baseball star Edgar Martinez, musician Jose Feliciano, and singer La India who was named as the parade’s madrina this year.
New York City has the largest Puerto Rican population in the country and this year’s parade is expected to draw more than 2 million people to Manhattan to celebrate Puerto Rican pride and culture along Fifth
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