Latin Celebrations in NYC

Latin celebrations in New York City include parades, feastsindependence and national days, and street parties.

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825

Brazilian Day New York 2017 is the biggest Brazilian event outside Brazil

Little Brazil
46th St at Sixth Avenue
Midtown
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Brazilian Independence Day

Dom Pedro I declares independence from Portugal
September 7, 1821

Vote as if your life depended on it

Primary Elections
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina”

Ninth anniversary party
Legends sports bar
6 West 33rd St, Chelsea
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Dominican Day Parade Gala

Meet NYC’s Dominican leaders
Dyker Beach Golf Club
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Friday, August 11, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

¡Quisqueyanos!
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the Latin world’s main holiday season

Sunday-Saturday
March 25 – 31, 2018

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Friday, March 30, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Earth Day

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
East Village
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, but it is fun

Celebrate the French defeat at Puebla, Mexico with Mexican food, drink, and culture, Fri, May 5, 2017

Ecuadorian Independence Day is August 10

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Celebrate our Hispanic heritage
September 15 – October 25

Peruvian Independence Day is July 28

Celebrate the Peruvian declaration of independence from Spain
July 28, 1824

Colombian Independence Day is July 20

Colombian Independence Day Parade
Northern Boulevard (69th and 86th Streets)
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
United Palace
Washington Heights
August 3, 2017

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day

The storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789

Argentina Independence Day

July 9, 1816

Bolivian Independence Day

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus

Sunday, April 1, 2018

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

She is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, in Boyaca, Colombia. Her feast is July 9.

The Museum Mile Festival is an open house into the diversity of New York City

Street party and free museum admission
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Latin things to do on Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 18, 2017

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 ¡Boricua!

Fifth Avenue Parade
43rd St to 79th St
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Celebrate Portugal Day on June 10

Parades and Street Fairs
Newark, NJ
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
Mineola, NY
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Three Kings Day Parade El Museo del Barrio

Live camels and giant puppets
East Harlem
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA

Meet Los Tres Reyes for a free gift
107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 18, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Passover commemorates freedom from slavery and the Exodus

Friday-Saturday
March 30 – April 7, 2018

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem

Sunday before Easter
Sunday, March 25, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side
March 17, 2018

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti
February 27, 1844

Day Without Immigrants National Strike February 16, 2017

#DayWithoutImmigrants is a grass-roots nationwide strike protesting the President’s multiple attacks on immigrants. No work. No school. No shopping. Feb 16, 2017

Latin things to do in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Show some Latin love with Broadway, music, dancing, or even an art exhibit or fashion show around Feb 14, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Day honors the American civil rights leader

American civil rights leader was born January 15, 1929.
Monday, January 15, 2018

International Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8

Bill De Blasio Dominican Day Parade Reception

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio & First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a festive reception for the Dominican Day Parade at Gracie Mansion on August 11, 2016.

Dominican Day Parade Breakfast 2016

Join the Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change and New York City’s political leadership at Dyckman Marina Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 8-10am. This is a free public event.

Mexican Independence Day

El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores)
¡Viva México!
September 16, 1810

Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos

Aztec Mexican tradition updated
November 2

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Lighting ceremony Wednesday,
November 29, 2017
Lit through January 7, 2018

Hispanic Day Parade

Fifth Avenue
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

The Christmas Tree and Nativity made with Neapolitan Baroque Crèche is a New York City holiday tradition. It’s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 22, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017

New Year’s Eve 2017

The 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve program will be announced Dec 26, 2016. Univision is providing three star performers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexican-Americans celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mon, Dec 12, 2016 with a Youth Mass at 10am and a Mass at 7pm.

La Novena de Navidad

The nine day Christmas celebration from Dec 16 – 24 is a holiday tradition in Colombia and some Latin cultures

Christmas in New York City

November and December is a time of glittering windows, Rockettes, Christmas trees, lights, parades, masses, and shopping, lots of shopping.


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