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Celebrating Diversity The 2023 Peruvian Day Parade in Harrison, NJ

Jul 24, 2023

On a sunny day in Harrison, New Jersey, the streets were filled with vibrant colors, lively music, and a community spirit that was simply infectious. The occasion? The 2023 Peruvian Day Parade, is a day of cultural celebration and community engagement that proudly marked Peru's Independence Day.

This annual event is organized by the Peruvian Civic Association of New Jersey, a non-profit institution founded in 2005. With the mission of promoting Peruvian culture through art, music, folk dances, and gastronomy, the association has become a key pillar of the Peruvian-American community in New Jersey. Their efforts go beyond just cultural promotion, with a focus on civic engagement and the well-being of their community.

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The Peruvian Day Parade and Festival in West Hudson stand out as a testament to the organization's commitment to fostering community. This year's parade was no different, brimming with an array of beautiful floats that traversed the streets, each with its unique charm and story. North Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard echoed with traditional music and folk dances, creating a beautiful representation of Peru in the heart of New Jersey.

Asociacion Cajamarguina USA Float with Queen & Honored Guests (Far right Fmr. Harrison Councilman Anselmo MIllan)

However, the association's impact extends beyond this annual celebration. The organization has been at the forefront of civic programs, showing unwavering dedication to its community. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the association has played a crucial role in organizing food drives and promoting vaccination throughout the community. The influence of this organization continues to reverberate, fostering a sense of unity and resilience in the face of adversity.

And speaking of the day's festivities, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the Peruvian Independence Day Parade. Which float stole the show for you? Who had the best representation of Peruvian culture? We're sure everyone has their personal favorites and unique experiences to share.

Head over to our Community Discussion and share your opinions and experiences from the day. Whether you're a longtime participant or a newcomer to the celebration, your perspectives enrich our community's narrative. If you haven't yet signed up to participate, don't hesitate - Sign Up  now!  It’s free to Join.

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The 2023 Peruvian Day Parade was a celebration of culture, community, and shared resilience. It's a testament to the significant role the Peruvian Civic Association of New Jersey plays in the life of its community, and a reminder of the power of unity in promoting and preserving cultural heritage.

Inca Float (One of Sponsors)

For more information about the Peruvian Civic Association of New Jersey, their events, and how to get involved, please visit their website. Let Us Know Your Thoughts on our Community Discussion Board.  If you have not signed up yet to participate you can Sign Up now.