Latin Celebrations

Latin celebrations in New York City include national daysparadesstreet fairsfeasts and fasts

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina” cumbia & rock en español

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Argentine Party
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Dance all night like we do in Argentina

Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Colombian Venezuelan Guatemalan Mexican Olmec Maya Aztec food celebration
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela and was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico

Colombian Flower Festival Parade 2019

GALA Friday, July 12, 2019
PARADE Sunday, July 14, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Colombian flower festival is New York’s version of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellín, Colombia

Show your pride at the 2019 Disability Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday, July 14, 2019
UNION SQUARE, NYC ~ Parade down Broadway from Madison Square to the Disability Pride Festival at Union Square

Colombian Independence Day ~ Veinte de Julio

Saturday, July 20, 2019
BOGOTÁ, Colombia ~ Protests in the capital inspired the formation of a government independent from Spain on July 20, 1810

Simón Bolívar is the George Washington of South America

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
CARACAS, Venezuela ~ Simón Bolívar “El Libertador,” the founding father of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, was born on July 24, 1783

Peruvian Independence Day

Sunday, July 28, 2019
LIMA, Peru ~ Argentine revolutionary leader José San Martín declared Peruvian independence from Spain on July 28, 1821

Celebrate Pachamama Day and honor the Andean Mother Earth

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Indigenous Inca nature festival
ANDES ~ We honor Pachamama to bring a good harvest

Bolivian Independence Day 2019 Día de la Patria

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
CHUQUISACA, Bolivia ~ The Bolivian Declaration of Independence brought Spanish control of South America towards its end on August 6, 1825

Ecuadorian Independence Day

Saturday, August 10, 2019
QUITO, Ecuador ~ Criollo rebels took over the capital, marking the first step in Ecuadorian independence on August 10, 1809

Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day

Friday, August 16, 2019
DAJABON, Dominican Republic ~ A rebel raid called “El grito de Capotillo” launched the Dominican War of Restoration of independence from Spain on August 16, 1863

Uruguayan Independence Day

Sunday, August 25, 2019
FLORIDA, Uruguay ~ The Uruguayan national day celebrates when an assembly of the Thirty-Three Orientals declared independence from Brazil on August 25, 1825

Brazilian Independence Day ~ Sete de Setembro

Saturday, September 7, 2019
SÃO PAULO ~ Brazil’s national day celebrates Dom Pedro I’s declaration of independence from Portugal on September 7, 1821

Celebrate La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia

September 11, 1714 ~ Barcelona fell to the army of Bourbon King Philip V of Spain
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Salvadoran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Costa Rican Independence Day

GUATEMALA CITY, Sep 15, 1821 (Sun in 2019) ~ A congress in Guatemala City signed ‘The Act of Independence of Central America’

Guatemalan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nicaraguan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honduran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mexican Independence Day ¡Viva Mexico!

DOLORES HIDALGO, MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 16, 1810 (2019, Mon) ~ Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Mexican Revolution with a call to arms, “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores).

Chilean Independence Day ~ Dieciocho

SANTIAGO, CHILE, SEPTEMBER 18, 1810 (2019, Wed) ~ Chile’s First Junta replaces the royal governor.

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

Saturday, October 12, 2019
BAHAMAS ~ Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the first expedition of Columbus, sighted land on October 12, 1492

Panamanian Independence Day

Saturday, November 28, 2019
PANAMA CITY ~ Rebels drafted a Declaration of Independence from Spain and joined Gran Colombia on November 28, 1821

Portugal Restoration of Independence Day ~ Guerra da Restauração

LISBON, PORTUGAL, December 1, 1640 ~ Portuguese nobles and merchants stage a coup against Spanish Hapsburg rule that begins the Portuguese Restoration War. Portugal gains its independence in 1668.

Celebrate Romani Day 2020

APRIL 8 (2020, Wed) ~ The Romani were originally traveling court musicians in northern India. Flamenco is mostly Romani.

Celebrate Malbec World Day 2020 with a good glass of Argentine wine

Friday, April 17, 2020
Argentine wine
A global celebration of the popular Argentine red wine

The May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched Latin American Independence

Monday, May 25, 2020
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ~ The May Revolution launched the Latin American Wars of Independence on May 25, 1810

La Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s national day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Italian national day
ITALY ~ The Italian people voted to end the monarchy and found the Republic of Italy on June 2, 1946

Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day ~ Cinco de Julio

Sunday, July 5, 2020
CARACAS ~ Venezuela’s national day celebrates the founding of the first independent nation in South America on July 5, 1811

Portugal Day Festival and Portugal Day Parade in Newark, NJ

STREET FAIR Sat-Sun, Jun 8-9
PARADE Sun, Jun 9, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey | Metro NYC’s big Portuguese celebration

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Brazilian Creole French French-Canadian Italian Portuguese Puerto Rican Spanish Celebration
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

Fourth of July 2020, U.S. Independence Day

Friday, July 3, 2020 holiday
Saturday, July 4, 2020
U.S. National day holiday celebration
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania ~ The 2nd Continental Congress declared the thirteen colonies’ independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”

Celebrate Nueve de Julio, Argentine Independence Day

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Argentine national day celebration
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ~ After the restoration of the Spanish throne, the United Provinces of South America (modern Argentina & Uruguay) declared independence on July 9, 1816

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

Thursday, July 9, 2020
CHIQUINQUIRÁ, Colombia ~ This Virgin Mary, the patron saint of Colombia received her Canonical Coronation on July 9, 1919

Bastille Day 2020, La Fête nationale, le 14 julliet

Tuesday, July 30, 2020
PARIS, France ~ The French national day celebrates the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789
NEW YORK CITY celebrates with a FIAF street fair, dinner party with the French Consul General and more

Queens Dominican Parade 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Dominican parade celebration
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Show your Dominican pride

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patron saint of Haiti

Saturday, June 27, 2020
HAITI ~ She is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in Haiti in 1882

NYC Pride Parade 2019 Stonewall 50

Sunday, June 30, 2019
LGBT Pride Parade

PrideFest 2019 LGBT street fair in the East Village

Sunday, June 30, 2019
LGBT Street Fair
EAST VILLAGE ~ NYC Pride’s annual street fair with StageFest, Mural Market, FoodFest & KidFest is headlined by Princess Nokia

Saint Martin de Porres Mass (Peru) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Sunday, July 28, 2019
African-Peruvian Catholic church celebration
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Remember the patron saint of mixed race people

Celebrate Costa Rican Mother’s Day 2019

AUG 15: Costa Rica
OCT 20 (3rd Sun) Argentina
DEC 8: Panama
MAY 3 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
MAY 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
MAY 10 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
MAY 15: Paraguay
MAY 27: Bolivia
MAY 30: Nicaragua
MAY 31 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France

Celebrate Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year 1440

August 31 – September 1, 2019
Saturday – Sunday
Sunset to Sunset
Happy New Year

Labor Day 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019
U.S. holiday celebration
Celebrate organized labor and the unofficial end of summer

Celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro 2019, patron saint of Naples

September 12-22, 2019
Italian street fair celebration
LITTLE ITALY, NYC ~ Food, entertainment, Cannoli-Eating Competition, Meatball-Eating Contest, Grand Procession, Solemn High Mass. Tourists and new New Yorkers love it.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 4, 2019
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of animals and the environment

Columbus Day 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
U.S. holiday Italian Spanish celebration
MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN ~ New York City’s Italian-American Day

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
October 13 – 14, 2019 (TBD)
Sunday – Monday
Randall’s Island
October 14, 2019, Monday

México City Day of the Dead Parade

ESTRELA DE LUZ TO EL ZOCALO, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, Sat, October 27, 2019 ~ The real parade was inspired by the movie parade in the James Bond’s “Spectre”

St Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint of lost causes

Monday, October 28, 2019
Catholic saint
The apostle St Jude is said to be less busy and therefore eager to help in difficult situations

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves

Veterans Day Weekend 2019

November 8-11, 2019
U.S. Holiday
Honor all who serve in the U.S. military on the anniversary of the end of World War I, November 11, 1918

Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

November 22
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, she represents the idea of divine inspiration

Thanksgiving Weekend 2019

November 28 to December 1, 2019
U.S. Holiday
America’s family holiday opens the winter holiday season

Thanksgiving Day 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019
U.S. Holiday
The main U.S. family celebration opens the winter holiday season

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

LINCOLN SQUARE; (unconfirmed) Mon, Dec 2, 2019; Holiday street fair ~ Entertainment, inexpensive food tastings, Christmas tree lighting, parade, family fun. FREE

Día de las Velitas, a Colombian holiday tradition

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Colombian Christmas tradition
COLOMBIA ~ Colombians across the country, famously in Medellín, light rows and rows of candles to commemorate the people’s anticipation of the Vatican’s proclamation of the Immaculate Conception in December 8, 1854

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8 (2019, Sun) ~ The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin teaches that the divinity of women and men is equal

Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Nuestra señora de Guadalupe

DECEMBER 12 ~ Like many of us, the patron saint of Mexico is mixed race. She is the icon of Mexican identity, a blend of Indigenous, European and African people and culture. We look to faith for hope and comfort. Our Lady of Guadalupe helps us see the divine in all of us.

Christmas Day 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas!
¡Feliz Navidad!
Feliz Natal!
Buon Natale!
Joyeux Noël!
Craciun Fericit!

New Year’s Eve 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Happy New Year!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at Last, Free at Last”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Jan 15, 1929 (HOLIDAY JANUARY 20, 2020) ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught that we should get educated, vote, stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
# african civil rights leader

Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands

FEBRUARY 2 (2020, Sun) ~ Spanish Canary Island Marion patron saint. The patron saint of the African archipelago is a Black Madonna.

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

LOURDES, FRANCE; Feb 11, 1858 (Tue in 2020); French Marion devotion ~ A Marion apparition told 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous to dig a well. Its water is famous for healing miracles.

Valentine’s Day 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020
This popular celebration honors a Roman saint who got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

WEDNESDAY, Feb 26, 2020; Catholic fast ~ Marks the beginning of Lent, the Catholic period of devotion leading to Good Friday and Easter. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Celebrate Lent 2020, the Catholic spiritual preparation before Easter

Wed, Feb 26 – Thu, Apr 9 (2020) ~ Lent is a roughly 40-day period of Catholic devotion leading to the Christian spring festival of Good Friday and Easter

Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

PUERTO RICO; Mar 22, 1873 (Sun in 2020, observed Mon, Mar 23, 2020); Puerto Rican holiday celebration ~ The day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, Latin Father’s Day

MARCH 19 (2020, Thu); Catholic feast celebration ~ Latin Father’s Day honors Saint Joseph for being a good father and stepfather. Love you Dad.

Spring is in the air

Thursday, March 19, 2020
The northern season of rebirth and planting

New Year’s Day 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Feliz Ano Novo!
Felice anno nuovo!
Bonne année!
An Nou Fericit!

Happy Birthday Benito Juárez, President of Mexico 1858-1872

SAN PABLO GUELATAO, OAXACA, MÉXICO; Mar 21, 1806 (Sat in 2020); Indigenous Mexican founding father ~ “Respect for the rights of others is peace”

Celebrate Palm Sunday 2020

SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER; Sun, Apr 5, 2020; Holy Week Semana Santa Christian spring festival ~ Commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

Celebrate Easter 2020, the Christian Spring Festival

SUNDAY, April 12, 2020 ~ The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian thought

Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

40th day of Easter | Thu, May 21, 2020 | The religious narrative of Jesus rising into the heavens mirrors the natural narrative of crops growing towards the sky

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

LAST MON IN MAY | Fri-Mon, May 22-25, 2020 | U.S. Holiday | The holiday that remembers those who died serving our country is also the unofficial start of summer

Museum Mile Festival 2020 NYC’s biggest block party

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Museum street fair
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Free admission and outdoor art activities for children:
The Africa Center
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt
Neue Galerie
Met Museum

Luís de Camões, the Portuguese Shakespeare

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Portuguese national poet books
LISBON, PORTUGAL ~ The author of Portugal’s national epic poem ‘Os Lusíadas,’ about Vasco de Gama’s sea route to India, died on June 10, 1580

Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of Lisbon, Brazil and lost things

Friday, June 13, 2020
Portuguese saint
The patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal; Padua, Italy and lost things also helps couples reconcile

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2020 ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Puerto Rican Parade
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s largest cultural celebration

Happy Father’s Day 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Family celebration
Dear Dad. Thank you for the many things you taught me. They seemed so insignificant then, but are so important now. Papi, te amo.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice 2020, the shortest night of the year

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Celebrate Midsummer, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jazz live music concert
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Mermaid Parade 2019 at Coney Island

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Cosplay parade
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn ~ Scantily clad mermaids and mermen let it all hang out (almost)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 9, 2019
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s biggest cultural celebration is orgulloso Puertorriqueños (proud Puerto Ricans)

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano NY

NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, Sun, July 28, 2019 ~ The 2018 Parade included a Friday Gala at Terrace on the Park, a Floral Altar ceremony at 82nd St & 37th Ave, and a Saturday Mass at Joan of Arc Church

Peruvian Parade 2019 ~ Desfile Peruano

PASSAIC & PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, Sun, July 28, 2019 (unofficial date) ~ The biggest Peruvian festival in the U.S. includes a street fair and a parade

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15 ~ A national celebration of our communal heritage and the contributions of Hispanic-Americans

Fall 2019

September 23, 2019, Monday
Fall begins in the northern hemisphere.

NYC Halloween Parade 2019

SIXTH AVENUE, SOHO THROUGH GREENWICH VILLAGE TO 16TH ST IN CHELSEA, Thu, Oct 31, 2019 ~ All you need is a costume to walk in this fabulous New York City Parade

All Saints Day

November 1
This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

Veterans Day Parade 2019

FIFTH AVENUE, MIDTOWN TO UPPER EAST SIDE, Mon, Nov 11, 2019 ~ Many Latins serve our country with honor and pride. Thank you for your service!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

THANKSGIVING UPPER WEST SIDE, MIDTOWN, GARMENT DISTRICT ~ Wed-Thu, November 27-28, 2019 ~ Balloon Inflation and Parade. Nothing Latin here, but the balloon inflation is something to see and children love one of NYC’s most iconic parades. FREE

Black Friday opens the holiday shopping season

FRI, NOV 29, 2019 ~ Shopping for Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Spanish or Venezuelan fashion

Giving Tuesday 2019

TUESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, December 3, 2019 ~ Giving is the natural currency of the universe. It’s easy with this list of cultural organizations who deserve your support.

Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba

La Novena de Navidad

NINE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, December 16-24 ~ This prayer cycle is a time to share holiday traditions with our children

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

EPIPHANY to FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS); Mon, Jan 6 to Tue, Feb 25, 2020, Catholic winter festival ~ This reversal festival is rooted in the seasonal norms of European agrarian society that spread around the world in colonial times

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) ends Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, Tuesday before Lent, Feb 25, 2020; French Catholic Creole Haitian winter festival ~ The last day to eat fatty foods before the pious fast of Lent is America’s most famous Latin party

International Women’s Day 2020

MARCH 8 (2020, Sun); Women’s day ~ Honor all the women in your life including family, friends and associates. #IWD2020

Purim 2020 celebrates the courage of Queen Esther

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG; 14TH DAY OF ADAR, Mon-Tue, Mar 9-10, 2020; Jewish holiday feast ~ Queen Esther of Persia found the courage to break tradition, speak up, and thereby save her people

Good Friday 2020 (Viernes Santo)

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER | Apr 10, 2019 | Christian holiday | Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2020 on Fifth Avenue

MIDTOWN; Easter Sunday, April 5, 2020 ~ Anyone can join this informal parade. The more fabulous your hat or costume, the better.

Celebrate Passover 2020, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

Celebrate Earth Day 2020

APRIL 22 (2020, Wed), Ecological celebration ~ We must protect the only home we have

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2020, the Mexican-American festival

PUEBLA, MEXICO | May 5, 1862 (Tue in 2020) | Mexican-American festival | A small Mexican force defeated the great French Army in the Battle of Puebla

Happy Birthday “Evita” Eva Perón, icon of Argentina

LOS TOLDOS, ARGENTINA | May 7, 1919 (Tue in 2019) | Eva rose from poverty to become an actress, radio personality, master of public relations and first lady of Argentina

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture ¡Boricua!

WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2019

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC | Sun, May 5, 2019 | Mexican parade | NYC’s Mexican parade celebrates the many cultures that are Mexico. CANCELLED BY RAIN

RAMAS Festival ~ Rincón Alternative Music Art Surf

RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO; Fri-Sun Mar 22-24, 2019; Surfing art music festival ~ Big party for the surfers in Puerto Rico this weekend. Yellow Man, Pirulo y La Tribu and Fofé y Los Fetiches headline. “Ja man”

Panamanian Separation Day

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, November 3, 1903 ~ The department (state) of Panama officially separated from Colombia and became the Republic of Panama.

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

November 9 – 10, 1938
Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany
It can happen again, so we must never forget

Our Lady of Providence, patron saint of Puerto Rico

NOV 19 (2019, Tue) ~ She teaches that “God helps those who help themselves”

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, (estimated) November 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020 ~ The Met Christmas tree and a nativity are decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began.
# italian christmas tree nativity

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

SALCEDO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Nov 25, 1960 ~ The Mirabal Sisters: Patria, Minerva and Maria, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were murdered by Trujillo’s right-hand man for helping the resistance to dictatorship

Advent, the countdown to Christmas

24 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS, December 2-24 ~ Kids love the building anticipation of this Christmas tradition

St Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland

MARCH 17 (2020, Tue); Irish Spanish French Catholic Holiday ~ Commemorate the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Spanish Galicians and French Bretons share Celtic culture with western Irish.

Celebrate World Poetry Day

MARCH 21, (2020, Sat) ~ Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings (UNESCO)

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the labor leader’s birthday

MARCH 31, 1927 (Tue in 2020); Latin hero; The great Mexican-American union and civil rights leader was born in Yuma, Arizona

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

MIDTOWN & UPPER EAST SIDE; Sat, Mar 16, 2019; Irish French Spanish parade celebration ~ This day of Celtic pride includes Galician Spaniards and Brittany French

El Museo Three Kings Day Parade 2019

106th & LEXINGTON TO 115th & PARK & EL MUSEO, Fri, Jan 4, 2019 ~ Breakfast, Parade and a Celebration at the Museum. The faces of children holding the gift the Three Kings gave them is the best image of Christmas in New York.
# puerto rican christmas parade

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

November 2
The Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

Queens Bolivian Day Parade ~ Desfile Boliviano

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Jackson Heights, Queens
Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more. Bolivian Pride!

Staten Island Day of the Dead Festival 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
West Brighton, Staten Island
A family Day of the Dead Festival with ofrenda making and other Méxican cultural activities

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Central American Independence Parade & Festival Honduran Garifuna

From Happy Land Fire Memorial
To Crotona Park
Tremont, The Bronx
Crotona Park, The Bronx
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Columbus Day Parade 2018 is New York City’s big Italian celebration

Monday, October 8, 2018
Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
World’s biggest Italian – American celebration

Panamanian Day Parade and Street Fair 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Franklin Ave, President St & Classon Ave
Classon Ave at President St
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Panamanian community’s pre-independence day celebration

Meet the Three Kings at Teatro SEA’s Three Kings Day and receive a gift

Teatro SEA
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Lower East Side
Sunday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate National Tequila Day

Enjoy the fruity flavor of this agave spirit with roots in pre-Columbian Mexico.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, her Catholic heavenly birthday

Feast Day August 15
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2019

911 is a day to remember and a day to forgive

September 11, 2001 ~ Never Forget, Always Forgive
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement

Tuesday, October 8 – 9, 2019
25 hour fast from sundown
“G’mar Hatima Tova”

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

West Indian Day Parade 2018 New York Caribbean Carnival

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Reggae | Afrobeats | Soca Unda Di Stars!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Youth Fest
Brass Fest
Friday, August 31, 2018
Junior Carnival Parade
Steelband Panorama
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Dimanche Gras Grand Finale
Sunday, September 2, 2018
West Indian Day Parade
Eastern Parkway
Schenectady to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 3, 2018

Brazilian Day New York 2018 is the biggest Brazilian festival outside Brazil

Little Brazil
Sixth Avenue and
46th St (between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ecuadorian Parade ~ Desfile Ecuatoriano de New York ~ Arts Fair

Northern Blvd
69th St to 86th St
Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bastille NYC ~ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

60th Street
Fifth Avenue to Lexington
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, July 15, 2018

PrideFest 2018 is NYC Pride’s Street Fair

University Place
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

Sunday, June 24, 2018
LGBT parade
Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron & NoMad, Manhattan

Stand your ground at the NYC Pride Rally

Stonewall National Monument
Christopher Park
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

116th Street Festival 2018 is a Puerto Rican Party!

Third Avenue
106th St to 122nd St
East Harlem, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala features salsero Ismael Miranda

Sheraton New York Times Square
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, June 8, 2018

Israel Day Parade 2018 celebrates Jewish culture. Sababa!

Fifth Avenue from 57th-74th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

Bergenline Avenue
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Celebrate Eid al-Adha 2019

August 10-11, 2019
Sundown to Sundown
Muslim holiday
The most important Muslim holiday marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. “Eid Mubarak” (Blessed Eid)

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of Auschwitz

January 27, 2020
Human Rights, Jewish, Romani, LGBT
AUSCHWITZ, Poland ~ Once Soviet soldiers opened the gates of Nazi concentration camps on January 27, 1945, nobody in their right mind could deny what happened

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2018 celebrates Mexican culture

UPPER WEST SIDE NYC; Sun May 6, 2018; Mexican parade ~ Remember the Battle of Puebla and celebrate our Mexican-American heritage

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 2020

April 23 – May 23, 2020
Muslim holiday
Celebrate the Muslim holy month of daytime fasting which ends with the feast of Eid Al-Fitr. “Eid Mubarak” (Happy Holiday)

Celebrate International Workers Day

MAY 1 (Fri in 2020) | Spring celebration | The old spring festival is also International Workers Day which celebrates the international labor movement

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima

FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL | May 13, 1917 (Wed in 2020) | Marion apparition | Three children first see a Marion apparition in central Portugal that leads to a miracle witnessed by thousands

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

Western Ireland and northwestern Spain share a Celtic culture.
Fifth Avenue
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Join the Women’s March on NYC 2020

UPPER WEST SIDE & MIDTOWN, Sun, January 19, 2020 ~ We march for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed.
# women’s parade

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day 2020

BROOKLYN; April 15, 1947 ~ Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball on opening day with the Brooklyn Dodgers

Rosh Hashanah 2019

Sun-Tue, September 29 – October 1, 2019 ~ Sound the shofar (horn)

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2019

ROCKEFELLER CENTER ~ Wed, December 4, 2019 (unconfirmed) ~ A New York holiday tradition started by construction workers in 1931 continues. The first lighting ceremony is broadcast live on NBC. Daily through January 7, 2019.

Hanukkah 2019

December 22 to 30, 2019 ~ Hanukkah reminds us that miracles come to those who fill their time with the light of faith, hope and work. There are public menorah lightings at the Grand Army Plazas in Midtown and Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Hanukkah Sameach! (Happy Hanukkah)

Christmas Eve 2019

DECEMBER 24 (2019, Tue) ~ Here comes Santa Claus…

Three Kings Day 2020 Dia de Los Reyes

Monday, January 6, 2020
Latin Christmas Traditions
The gift-giving day in many Latin traditions

Martin Luther King Weekend

Fri-Mon, Jan 17-20, 2020 ~ Art fairs & exhibitions, books, broadway & off-broadway shows, comics, dance, dancing, dining, flamenco, jazz, live music, movies, opera, a parade and more.
# things to do in nyc martin luther king weekend

Presidents Day Weekend 2020

THIRD FEB MON, Fri-Mon, Feb 14-17, 2020 ~ U.S. holiday commemorating the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln

Celebrate National Margarita Day 2019

FEBRUARY 22 ~ Enjoy the classic Mexican cocktail of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and salt

Dominican Independence Day

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, February 27, 1844 (Thu in 2020) ~ Dominican rebels captured Santo Domingo fortress

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade 2018

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Jan 5, 2018 ~ New York’s big Three Kings Day celebration.
# puerto rican christmas parade

91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2017) Guide

Thanksgiving Day
American Museum of Natural History
~ Central Park West
~ Central Park South
~ Sixth Avenue
~ 34th St
Macy’s Herald Square
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mano a Mano Day of the Dead celebration

St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th St
at Second Ave
East Village, Manhattan
Friday – Sunday
October 27 – 29, 2017

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Ave
(at 33rd St)
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Sunday
October 21 – 22, 2017

Columbus Day Parade 2017

Monday, October 7, 2017
Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
NYC’s big Italian celebration (Spanish too)

Panamanian Day Parade & Street Fair 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Franklin Ave, President St & Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

15th Open House New York 2017 unlocks NYC’s most important buildings

140+ Open Access Sites
100 Advance Reservation Sites
Saturday – Sunday
Reservations, Thu, Oct 5
October 14 – 15, 2017

Miss America 2018

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Live on ABC
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dominican Day Parade Gala

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

Dominican Day Parade 2017 Launch

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

Dance Parade 2017

Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
East Village
Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2017

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

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.

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.