Thousands Flock To Manhattan For National Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Thousands Line Fifth Avenue for National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan

Amid a sea of Puerto Rican flags, parade-goers enjoyed colorful floats, performances, and music, all to enthusiastic cheers.

“(There is) nothing like the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York,” said Lilian Nieves Cruz of Manhattan.

“I love the people. I love the vibrations, love the great vibes,” said Leanna Salinas of Midtown.

The 67th annual parade was filled with energy, celebrating this year’s theme, “Boricua de Corazón,” or Puerto Rican “from the heart.”

“Puerto Rico has been in my heart ever since I’ve been a kid. My parents, abuelos, familia instilled a love for our island, traditions and history. Viva Puerto Rico!” said Marissa Alvarez of the Bronx.