Sunday September 28th, 2010
Philadelphia's Puerto Rican Day Parade is the "Crown Jewel" of the Puerto Rican Festival. It was one of the first ethnic parades televised in Philadelphia by WPVI-TV Channel 6 (ABC affiliate). Wally Kennedy and Diego Castellanos have traditionally served as the hosts for the televised portion of the parade, which allows an additional 30,000 viewers to tune in for a display of cultural pride. Youth groups, community organizations, schools, corporate sponsors and many others across the tri-state area participate in making this parade a showcase of Puerto Rican and Latino culture.