Traditions

Dia de Muertos altar (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Day of the Dead Becoming New York Tradition

Culture, Mexican, New York, Traditions October 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

The Mexican community prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a tradition that is getting more and more popular in New York City and that this year will include a large event in Times Square, Diario de México reports.  

The Barranquilla Carnival delegation stood out for its colorful attire. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via Queens Latino)

New York’s Hispanic Day Parade Exalts Cultural Traditions

Latino, Manhattan, Traditions October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Folkloric groups from Latin America and Spain marched along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday to mark the 53rd Hispanic Day Parade, Queens Latino reports.  

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Mexican, Staten Island, Traditions August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diario de México USA covered the Staten Island celebration of the Guelaguetza.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

A scene from last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park. (Photo via Brooklyn Media Group)

A More Authentic Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The third annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade will offer a less commercial opportunity to celebrate the island’s culture – and to consider its colonial status, organizers say in Brooklyn Reporter.

Boricuas celebrating their culture during an earlier National Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo via El Diario)

Organizers Denounce ‘Destructive Campaign’ Against Puerto Rican Parade

New York, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 2, 2017 at 8:00 am

As Oscar López Rivera, a nationalist at the center of the controversy over his role in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, stepped aside as honoree, an organizer denounced a politically motivated campaign to damage the parade, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Preparing to stir a giant bowl of bibimbap at the May 20 Korean Street Festival in Harlem. 9Photo via Newsroh)

‘Korean Street Festival’ Held in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Traditions May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Democracy Prep, a Harlem charter school that adapted a Korean education curriculum, held its fourth annual Korean Street Festival, reports Newsroh.

A visitor at the Viking Fest (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Daily)

Viking Fest Held in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Northern Europe, Traditions May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The 17th annual Viking Fest was held May 22, Brooklyn Daily reports.

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

More than 5,000 Nepalese were estimated to have taken part on May 21 in the Nepal Day Parade, only the second year the parade has been held, in NYC.

Preparing for Second Nepal Day Parade

Preparing for Second Nepal Day Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The Nepalese community is preparing for the May 21 Nepal Day Parade, the second year the community will gather in Manhattan to mark the day, Everest Times and Nepalaya report.

Lauren Frommr holds her pisanki egg up to a flame in order to melt the wax off.  She is a student at a pisanki egg class at the Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan on March 26.

The Ukrainian Art of Pysanky

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Religion, Traditions April 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan held egg decorating workshops ahead of the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter.

Watching the St. Patrick's day Parade on Fifth Ave. on March 17, 2017. (Photo by AnuzThapa for Voices of NY)

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Traditions, Western European March 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Remembrances of parades past, celebrations of undocumented Americans by undocumented Irish and a Jewish family’s embrace of the day all were part of St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

Tibetan New Year Marked

Tibetan New Year Marked

Featured Posts, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions March 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Tibetan New Year was observed by members of the Tibetan tri-state community on March 4.

The giant puppets are 14 feet high and weigh 25 pounds. (Photo via El Diario)

El Barrio’s Three Kings Parade Turns 40

Latino, Manhattan, Traditions January 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

El Museo del Barrio’s traditional Three Kings Day Parade celebrates its 40th edition Jan. 6, El Diario/La Prensa reports.