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Thousands participate in 50th annual Hispanic Day Parade

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Thousands marched up Fifth Avenue for the 50th annual Hispanic Day Parade Sunday afternoon.

The parade celebrates the more than 2.4 million Hispanic residents who reside in New York City. Parade participants represent 20 Latin America countries and Spain. Other ethnic groups are represented too, including Irish and Jewish-American communities, the parade's organizer Carlos Valasquez told the New York Daily News.

Up to one million people are expected to attend the parade, which also marks the final days of Hispanic Heritage Month 2014.

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  • Adriana Vera

    My name is Adriana. I participated in the 50th Annual Hispanic Day Parade on 5th Avenue, on Sunday, October 12, 2014. I wore a folk dress with the Argentinean flag. This is a very special dress because the Pope Francis I (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) blessed it during my audience on September 10, 2014, at the Vatican.

    Thank you for your time.

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