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Hispanic Day Parade 2012

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The annual Hispanic Day Parade, which began in 1985, features colorful costumes, music and food. It focuses on Hispanic solidarity and the traditional values, music, costumes and folklore of each participating country. In 2012 participants number more than 10,000 and spectators are expected to exceed 1 million.

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

The Batala all-women percussion band plays during the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Batala all-women percussion band plays during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Marchers representing Papantla, a region in northern Mexico,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Marchers representing Papantla, a region in northern Mexico, participate in the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators watch as participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Spectators wave flags of different Spanish-speaking nations during
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators wave flags of different Spanish-speaking nations during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

A spectator snaps a photograph during the annual
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A spectator snaps a photograph during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Members of the traditional Bolivian dancing group called
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the traditional Bolivian dancing group called Tinkus wait their turn to march in the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants from the Spanish-speaking nations of the world march and dance up 5th Avenue during the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

Maryland resident Stephanie Ortiz, a member of a
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Maryland resident Stephanie Ortiz, a member of a traditional Bolivian dancing group called Tinkus, puts on make-up prior to the start of the annual Hispanic Day Parade. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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