The Parade of Hispanic Heritage returns to New York after two years of hiatus

The Parade of Hispanic Heritage returns to New York after two years of hiatus

After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the Hispanic Parade returned this Sunday to the streets of New York to celebrate Spanish and Latin American culture with a day full of music and color.

Dozens of groups from different countries toured Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue in the 58th edition of this parade, which brought together both Hispanics residing in the Big Apple and others who had come expressly to participate in the event.

Among others, it was possible to see, for example, a large representation of the Colombian Carnival of Barranquilla with its queen in front or a showy troupe of chinelos from the Mexican state of Morelos.

The traditional music and dances of all of Latin America were reflected thanks to the immense immigrant community of New York, where the Hispanic population is estimated to be around 2.5 million people and represents approximately 28% of the residents of the city. city.

Venezuela was especially represented on this day, with a multitude of country flags waving on Fifth Avenue in a year in which thousands of Venezuelans have arrived as asylum seekers in the Big Apple.

Spain, which traditionally leads the parade, was also very present with different cultural manifestations, from flamenco to Galician bagpipes.

In total, thousands of people participated in the colorful procession and thousands more witnessed it at street level, although the public seemed somewhat smaller than on previous occasions, despite the fact that the good weather accompanied the celebration.

The parade crowns Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated in the United States from mid-September to mid-October to pay tribute to the contribution that people of Hispanic origin have made to the country.

The celebrations on Fifth Avenue will continue this Monday, when it will be the Italian-Americans who take Manhattan to celebrate Columbus Day, which commemorates both the arrival in America in 1492 and the landing of millions of Italian immigrants in the United States approximately a century.

In recent years, demands have gained strength for this date to be celebrated as a day in memory of the native peoples of America and since last year this holiday has been officially commemorated in the country as Columbus Day and Columbus Day. Indigenous villages.

Melissa Galbraith
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