Latin Celebrations in NYC

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

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights

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

La Novena de Navidad is a Colombian – Ecuadorian Christmas Prayer

Saturday – Sunday
December 16 – 24, 2017

Celebrate the Feast of Babalú-Ayé

December 17
Church of Saint Lazarus
El Rincón, Cuba
Sunday, December 17, 2017

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

Monday – Friday
December 18 – 29, 2017

Christmas in New York City

Preparations
Mid-November
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017
Three Kings Day
Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Year’s Eve 2017

Times Square
December 31, 2017

Three Kings Day Parade El Museo del Barrio

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

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Three King’s Day Teatro SEA receive a gift from Los Tres Reyes

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

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

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

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

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti
February 27, 1844

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

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

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

Northern hemisphere
Friday, September 22, 2017
Southern hemisphere
Tuesday, March 20, 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

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

International Women’s Day 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Earth Day

Sunday, April 22, 2018

International Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8

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.

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

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

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

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

Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 ¡Boricua!

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

Latin things to do on Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Argentina Independence Day

July 9, 1816

Peruvian Independence Day is July 28

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

Bastille Day is the French national day

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

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.

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

Ecuadorian Independence Day is August 10

Criollo rebels took Quito
August 10, 1809

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

Eid al-Adha is the Muslim Sacrifice Feast

August 31, 2017

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

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 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

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Drama Director winner Reed Morano

Microsoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
Sunday, September 17, 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

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

Miss America 2018

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

Al-Hijra is Muslim New Year 1440

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

UN General Assembly 72

UN Headquarters
Midtown East
General Assembly opens Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Debate runs through Monday, September 25, 2017

Chilean Independence Day

September 18, 1810
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brazilian Independence Day

Dom Pedro I declares independence from Portugal
September 7, 1821

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

September 15 – October 15

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

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

22nd Panamanian Day Parade 2017

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

Hispanic Day Parade 2017

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

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

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

Spain National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España, honors Columbus

October 12, 1492
Friday, October 12, 2018

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

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

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

Begins Saturday, December 2, 2017

Our Lady of Providence is the patron saint of Puerto Rico

Feast November 19
Sunday, November 19, 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

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

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

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

Argentinos en NY “Noche Argentina”

Ninth anniversary party
Legends sports bar
6 West 33rd St between Fifth & Sixth Ave, Chelsea
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center
48th to 50th St
between Fifth & Sixth Ave
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

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

El Museo del Barrio is closed through Summer 2018

1230 Fifth Avenue
between 104th & 105th St
East Harlem
Closed through Summer 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

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


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