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Discover Puerto Rico

Celebrate the birth of a US territory! See why people around the world commemorate the day Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico and how 4 million Americans honor their Puerto Rican heritage.

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Puerto Rican Day Parades

Locals celebrate during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Held on the second Sunday in June, it has become one of the largest parades in New York City with nearly 2 million spectators each year. Annual parades are also head in downtown Chicago and Philadelphia.

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