Nothing can stop Colombians from celebrating their heritage
On July 10, the annual Colombian Day Parade was celebrated in Queens NY where hundreds of
people came out to celebrate their culture along with their supporters.
After reports that the event wouldn’t take place this year, the first time it would happen since
the parade began 26 years ago, there was no way that the almost 300,000 New Yorkers that helm
from the country would go a year without celebrating their ancestry.
Those who attended the parade were as joyous as ever, waving flags, singing, dancing, with
vibrant smiles all around. It was almost as if the dark shadow that gloomed over their celebration
had never been.
As the beauty queens paraded down the road and posed for photos, young girls with traditional
Colombian costumes danced around keeping the atmosphere lively.
The celebrations took place in the Northern Boulevard section of the borough, instead of Queens
Park, since according to the parade’s administrator the financial strain has affected their ability
to pay off the debt accumulated from last year’s celebration. Still that didn’t stop people from
enjoying the festivities.