Latin Celebrations in NYC

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

Celebrate Earth Day

From the ground, Earth seems limitless, but from space it’s easy to see that we live on a small rock. As the saying goes, “Don’t shit where you eat.” Save the planet.
April 22
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

May Day State Work Period
Monday – Friday
April 30 – May 4, 2018

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

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world.
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, & CAPE VERDE Sunday, May 6, 2018
UNITED STATES Sunday
May 13, 2018
COSTA RICA Wednesday
August 15, 2018
ARGENTINA Sunday
October 21, 2018
PANAMA Saturday
December 8, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 ¡Boricua!

Fifth Avenue Parade
43rd St to 79th St
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Celebrate Portugal Day on June 10

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

Museum Mile Festival 2018 is an Upper East Side open house street party

Second Tuesday in June
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Latin things to do on Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Friday, April 19, 2019

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day April 15, 1947.
Monday, April 15, 2019

Celebrate Easter, the Christian Spring holiday

Sunday, April 21, 2019

NYC Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Fifth Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Passover 2019 commemorates our freedom from slavery and the Exodus

Sundown – Sundown
Friday – Saturday
April 19 – 27, 2019

Celebrate International Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8
Monda, April 8, 2019

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem

Sunday before Easter
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Celebrate Argentine Independence Day

July 9, 1816
Monday, July 9, 2018

Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day

The storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789.
Saturday, July 14, 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.
Monday, July 9, 2018

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day

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

Dominican Day Parade Gala

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

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

The most important community event for Dominicans living in the U.S.
Second Sunday in August
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fall starts on the September Equinox (North) or March Equinox (South)

Southern hemisphere
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Northern hemisphere
Sunday, September 23, 2018

West Indian Day Parade, J’ouvert, Labor Day Carnival in New York City

Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 4, 2017

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

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

22nd Panamanian Day Parade 2017

Franklin Ave from Bergen St to President St and Classon Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 7, 2017

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

Fifth Avenue
47th to 72nd St
Monday, October 8, 2018

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Fifth Avenue
44th to 69th Street
Midtown / Upper East Side
Sunday, October, 8, 2017

NYC Halloween Parade 2017 is going to be a real thriller

Sixth Avenue
Spring to 16th St
Lineup at Canal & Sixth Ave
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Veterans Day Parade 2017 honors Americans who serve

Many Latins serve
Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

18th Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2017 is holiday fun for the entire family

Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd up Broadway to 70th St
Monday, November 27, 2017

41st El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

106th & Lexington
to La Marqueta at
115th St & Park Ave
East Harlem, Manhattan
FRIDAY, January 5, 2018

50 years on, we need Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s spirit with us now

Stand up for ourselves in a non-violent way. Get an education, vote, and keep going until we are truly free at last.
Born January 15, 1929
Assassinated April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019

Celebrate Carnival, the Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Venice, Italy, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, February 4 – 18, 2018
Rio, Brazil, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla, Colombia, February 10-13, 2018
Nice, France, February 17 – March 3, 2018
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, January 6 – February 13, 2018
~ Septuagesima, Sunday, February 17, 2019

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

14-year old Bernadette Soubirous saw a Marion apparition in Lourdes, France on February 11, 1858. It told her to dig a well. The well’s water is said to have miraculous healing powers.
Monday, February 11, 2019

Celebrate National Margarita Day 2019

February 22
Friday, February 22, 2019

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day

February 27, 1844
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

Sunday-Saturday
April 14 – 20, 2019

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

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Hispanic/Luso Father’s Day

We honor Saint Joseph for being a good father.
March 19
Tuesday, March 19, 2018

March for Our Lives NYC

17 school shootings so far this year.
What is more important?
1. The constitutional right to play with guns?
2. The safety of our children in school?
Rally and March in the Upper West Side, Central Park, and Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

March 8
Friday, March 8, 2019

Celebrate the start of Spring

Around March 20
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Celebrate Purim to remember how Esther spoke up and saved her people

We need the spirit of Esther in our country today.
14th day of Adar
Sundown – Sundown
Wednesday – Thursday
March 20 – 21, 2019

Pachamama is Andean Earth Day

August 1

Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

Assumption of Mary celebrates the Virgin’s journey into heaven

August 15

Celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

August 31, 2017

Celebrate Bolivian Independence Day

Signing of Declaration of Independence
August 6, 1825

Uruguayan Independence Day

Declaration of Independence from Brazil
August 25, 1825

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 2017 Launch

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

Dominican Day Parade 2017

¡Quisqueyanos!
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mexican Independence Day celebrates “El Grito de Dolores”

¡Viva México!
September 16, 1810

91st Feast of San Gennaro 2017 honors the patron saint of Naples, Italy

Mulberry Street, Little Italy
September 14 – 24, 2017
Procession Tuesday, September 19, 2017

National Day of Catalonia commemorates the Siege of Barcelona

September 11, 1714

Rosh Hashanah 2018 starts the Jewish Year 5779 ~ L’shanah tovah

L’shanah tovah
Wednesday-Friday
September 9 – 11, 2018

Miss America 2018

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

Celebrate Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year 1440

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chilean Independence Day

September 18, 1810
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day

Dom Pedro I declares independence from Portugal
September 7, 1821

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 15 – October 15

St Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscans

Feast Day October 4
Thursday, October 4, 2018

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

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

Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 celebrates the First Americans

Harlem River Field, Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island
Sunday – Monday
October 7 – 8, 2018

ColombiaFest IV Cultural Trade Fair

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

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

October 12, 1492
Friday, October 12, 2018

Have a Latin Black Friday

Friday after Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018

All Saints Day honors saints known and unknown

November 1
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Veterans Day Weekend

Friday – Sunday
November 10 – 12, 2017

Giving Tuesday opens the season of philanthropy and charity

#GivingTuesday
Tuesday after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daily

Day of the Dead blends Aztec, Spanish, and American traditions

We prepare:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Child Souls visit:
Wed, November 1, 2017
Adult Souls visit and we tend family graves:
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Panamanian Independence Days from Spain and Colombia

FROM SPAIN
November 28, 1821
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
FROM COLOMBIA
November 3, 1903
Saturday, November 3, 2018

All Souls Day is a Christian day to remember dead family members

The Mexican Day of the Dead blends Aztec traditions with All Souls Day
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music

Feast November 22
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Mirabal Sisters were assassinated November 25, 1960
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center
48th to 50th St
between Fifth & Sixth Ave
November 29, 2017
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Advent is a four-week fasting period that is a countdown to Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2018
to
Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year’s Eve 2018

Times Square & All Over the World
December 31, 2018

Celebrate the Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba
Monday, December 17, 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico

ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Fifth Avenue
between 50th & 51st
Midtown, Manhattan
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
328 West 14th St
between Eighth & Ninth Ave
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the divinity of women

December 8
Friday, December 8, 2017

Día de las Velitas is a Colombian Christmas tradition

Immaculate Conception Eve
December 7, 1854
Friday, December 7, 2018

Portuguese Restoration of Independence Day

December 1, 1640
Saturday, December 1, 2017

La Novena de Navidad is a Colombian / Ecuadorian Christmas Tradition

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2017

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights

Tuesday night
December 12 – Wednesday, December 20, 2017
LIGHTING CEREMONIES
Grand Army Plaza
Manhattan & Brooklyn

Christmas in New York City

PREPARATIONS
Mid-November
CHRISTMAS
Sunday, December 24, 2017
CHRISTMAS DAY
Monday, December 25, 2017
THREE KINGS DAY
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate Candelmas, the end of Epiphany and La Fiesta de la Candelaria

February 2
Friday, February 2, 2018

Three Kings Day (Dia de Los Reyes) is the Hispanic Christmas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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

107 Suffolk St #202
Lower East Side
Saturday, January 6, 2018

70 Latin things to do in NYC over President’s Day Weekend 2018

Third Monday in February.
Friday – Monday
February 16 – 19, 2018

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

Seven weeks before Easter
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marks the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 27, 1945
Saturday, January 27, 2019


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