The Puerto Rican Day Parade comes back to Fifth Avenue
After two years of absence due to the pandemic, the Puerto Rican Day Parade returned to Fifth Avenue in New York’s Manhattan borough.
A sea of flags with the colors of Puerto Rico, Caribbean music and rivers of joy.
Dopo due anni di assenza dovuta alla pandemia, la Puerto Rican Day Parade ritorna sulla Fifth Avenue di New York a Manhattan.
Fiumi di bandiere coi i colori di Puerto Rico, musiche caraibiche, danze e tanta gioia.
The crowd of thousands included the new mayor Eric Adams, who tweeted “¡Viva Puerto Rico!”.
The light rain didn’t ruin the joyous party.
The parade started on 43rd street around 11A.M. and marched up 5th Avenue until 79th street. The celebrations lasted hours.
US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, the son of Puerto Rican parents, was the parade’s grand marshal this year.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul took part to the march, along with Senator Chuck Schumer, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, state Attorney General Letitia James and former mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Puerto Rican Day Parade tradition started in 1958.