26th Dominican Day Parade brings out thousands to celebrate heritage, culture

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The Bronx’s large Dominican population turned out in droves Sunday for an annual celebration of their culture.

The Bronx Dominican Day Parade has been a staple in the borough for 26 years, and this year was no different, with thousands filling the streets to celebrate their heritage.

The 1.5-mile parade spanned from East Tremont Avenue and 166th Street along Grand Concourse.

The event carries a goal as well: to provide a better understanding of the contributions Dominicans are making in the U.S.

Though the event is a celebration, some also come to convey important messages about their homeland, such as corruption in the country’s government.

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