October 12th is Hispanic Day

Every year, Hispanic Day is celebrated on October 12th. It is a national holiday in Spain (combined with the day of the Armed Forces) and commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus reached the Americas (Bahamas) in 1492. On this day in Spain, the King of Spain oversees the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid. …

Panamanian Day Parade

Today, Saturday October 11th, NYC is the host to yet another ethnic parade in Brooklyn, the 19th Annual Panamanian Pre-Independence Day Parade, commemorating Panama‘s separation from Columbia.  This year celebrates 100 years exactly since the construction of the Panama Canal! Each year, participants and spectators of all ages wear their traditional colorful outfits. The parade proceeds with incredible bands and terrific …

Nigeria’s Independence Day

New York City celebrates the 51st anniversary of Nigeria‘s Independence this weekend! Thursday Night Welcome Party Friday Cultural Night Saturday’s Nigeria Independence Day Parade Once a one-day event, became a three-days festival to expand Nigerian-American relations.  2014 marks the 29th annual parade and is the only parade in NYC by an African nation.  As in recent years, the parade plans to proceed down 2nd Avenue …

Today: 77th Pulaski Day Parade

Today, October 5th, New York City is hosting the 77th annual Pulaski Day Parade along the famous Fifth Avenue.  It’s always held on the first Sunday of October which is close to General Pulaski Memorial Day (October 11th). General Casimir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman and hero of the Revolutionary War; he died at the Siege of Savannah fighting for …

Honduran Celebration

Today, in the Bronx, is the International Honduran and Central American Parade!  They are celebrating just a week before the Honduras Independence Day on September 15th.  Parades with marching bands and cheerleaders will take place around the world.  A colorful parade in Honduras can be enjoyed on YouTube!

Dominican Day

Today is the day of the festive and colorful Dominican Day Parade, accompanied with their traditional rhythmic music, marching down 6th Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.  It is organized by the Dominican-American community and the first was in 1982. So that all Dominicans can share in the joy, it will be shown on TV throughout the Dominican Republic. Similar …