The 23rdAnnual Central American Independence Parade and Festival is set to take place onSunday September 8, 2019, and thousands of people will be in the Bronx to celebrate Central American culture, heritage, citizens of Central American and the millions of Central American descent living in the United States.

The Central American Independence Parade and Festival   is a celebration of Central American culture and pride in the country. Now in its 23rdyear, the annual parade continues to honor leaders, educators, entertainers, and celebrities who all have a major impact within the Central American community, the and the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

The 23rdAnnual Central American Parade and Festival celebrates the 198thanniversary of the independence of the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, from Spain on September 15th, 1821.

Central Americans are now the third largest Latino group in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, there were 5,562,32 Hispanics of Central American origin, those of Salvadoran origin were the largest group at 2,310,784 million, followed by Guatemalans 1,456,965 Hondurans 945,916, Nicaraguans 444,585 and Costa Ricans 153,317. According to the New York City Department of Planning’s The American Community Survey (ACS), Central Americans represented 7.6% of New York City’s Total Hispanic Population.

If you’re planning to attend the 23rd Annual Central American Parade and Festival, here’s what you need to know.

Central American Independence Parade and Festival start time

The 2019 Central American Independence Parade kicks off onSunday September 8, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Central American Independence Parade location and route

The parade formation will be in front of the monument in memory of the 87 victims of the Happy Land Social Club fire at 1960 Southern Boulevard and Tremont Avenue, 10460.

The parade will proceed down Southern Boulevard, it will turn into Boston Road and will disperse at Charlotte Street and Crotona Park East, where it will be followed by the Central American Festival until 6 PM.

Central American Independence Festival 

The Central American Independence Festival starts right after the Parade at Crotona Park.

The visitors can enjoy:

  • Family friendly festive activities
  • Delicious authentic food vendors
  • Live Central American and various music performances
  • Celebrity appearances and more

We invite New Yorkers to join the celebration at the Central American Independence
Parade and Festival on September 8th, 2019

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