by Irma Sanchez
1. National Puerto Rican Parade New York City, NY
The annual parade takes place on the 2nd Sunday in June in honor of the 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico residing in the US. The parade starts on Fifth Avenue on 44th street in New York City and goes up to 86th Street. It attracts more than 80,000 participants and 2 millions spectators along the route.
2. Calle Ocho Festival Miami, Florida
The festival is in March annually and it takes place along 23 blocks on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. More than a million attend and participate in this block party and in 1998 it made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest conga line in the world with 119,000 people.
3. Carnaval Miami, Florida
It’s an annual 10 day celebration in March and it’s the largest Latino carnival in the US.
4. Cinco de Mayo
Celebrated on the 5th of May annually, it is the anniversary of the victory fought for independence in Puebla, Mexico against the French. While it is not an official US holiday, it is celebrated throughout most of the US with the largest celebrations in cities such as Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, San Antonio, Sacramento, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver and El Paso.
5. Hispanic Heritage Month
It’s an annual US commemorative celebration that starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th. It is in honor of the influence and impact that Latino’s have made in the US such as science, art, politics, culture and the economy. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
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