Bronx Hosts its 30th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

Puerto Rican pride is on full display in The Bronx on Sunday as the borough hosts its 30th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The parade kicked off at Poe Cottage Park before it ran along the Grand Concourse from East 188th Street to Van Cortlandt Avenue.

Revelers said rain or shine, they are proud to celebrate their heritage.

"We're going to celebrate where we come from and celebrate Puerto Rico in general because we're all Puerto Rican, and at the end of the day rain is not going to stop us from showing who we are," one young girl said.

"We are so proud to be Puerto Ricans, and we have to be all together today here," one woman said.

"I am very happy to be here today," another parade attendee said. "Hello to all my Puerto Rican friends here and in Puerto Rico. It's better now because it's raining. We've been blessed by the mighty all God."

Organizers said it is the country's second largest Puerto Rican Day parade, behind the one that is scheduled to take place in Manhattan next weekend.

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