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September 26, 2012

The 2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade Hits The Benjamin Franklin Parkway This Sunday, September 30

Mayor Nutter and other dignitaries will help celebrate the 2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday, the 50th anniversary of Concilio, which is Philadelphia’s oldest Latino social services agency. (Photo courtesy Concilio)

The 2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade, marking the conclusion of the 2012 Puerto Rican Festival and the 50th Anniversary of Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio), hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Sunday, September 30.

As part of the Puerto Rican Festival held every September, the parade celebrates the vibrant Puerto Rican culture and heritage that is alive and kicking in Philadelphia.

This year’s festival theme is “La Mujer Puertorriquena,” or “The Puerto Rican Woman,” recognizing the contributions of women to the Puerto Rican culture and family.

As this year also marks the 50th Anniversary of Concilio, Philadelphia’s oldest Latino social services agency, the parade promises to be extra-special. It ends at Eakins Oval with a festive celebration.

Parade marchers and participants will total more than 1,500, with a projected attendance of 6,000 spectators and 70,000 more viewers watching live at home on WPVI ABC 6.

2012 Puerto Rican Day Parade
Where: Starts at 16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, ends at Eakins Oval
When: Sunday, September 30, noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
More info: www.elconcilio.net

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