Puerto Rican Day Parade
|Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade )|
|Frequency||2nd Sunday of June|
|Venue||Fifth Avenue, Manhattan , New York City|
|Next event||June 13, 2021|
Now in its 63rd year, the parade takes place from 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.
Instead of marching up Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 14, 2020, the 2020 National Puerto Rican Day Parade moves the celebration to Channel 7 in New York. The show is hosted by anchors Joe Torres, David Novarro and Sunny Hostin ( The View). The 2019 Parade ran from 11am – 5pm.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebration will be streamed online as well as on our free news and connected TV apps on Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
Official public holidays
|July 4||Independence Day|
|Third Monday of July||Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera|
|July 25||Puerto Rico Constitution Day|
|July 27||Birthday of Dr. José Celso Barbosa|
Growing up in Puerto Rico in a Catholic home, we never really celebrated Day of the Dead as it’s known in the United States, Mexico, and other countries. This celebration also coincides with the popular Día de Muertos ( Day of the Dead ).
For the first time ever, National Puerto Rican Day Parade programming will air in the San Francisco Bay area on ABC7/KGO-TV, at 2:00 p.m. PST, as well as on ABC5 WORA-TV — Channel 5 — in Puerto Rico at noon EST.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) takes place annually along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 4 million people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the United States.
Other traditional Puerto Rican holidays include Three Kings Day (January 6), Constitution Day (July 25), and Discovery Day (Novemeber 19). They do celebrate all American holidays. For example, Independence Day (July 4), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (Last Thursday in November), and Christmas (December 25).
Ramón S. Vélez