Hispanic Pictures Latina Beauties places us in an atmosphere of fiesta where we, Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans celebrate with beauty pageants and parades.
With the summer upon us, and the passing of our recent Fourth of July celebrations, I am inspired to share this photo of two beauty queens at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
It brings back memories of my days as a Teen Queen of Naguabo at the 1970 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
I remember sitting on top of a beautifully decorated float waving at the cheering crowds enthusiastically celebrating our Puerto Rican heritage it was a wonderful moment in which I felt connected to mi cultura y gente!
For the many Latinos who participate in parades, representing their country of origin and sharing their customs and culture throughout the United States, its also a way to honor their homeland.
There are over one hundred Latino parades and festivals in the New York area alone. Aledia in her website, Dominicanidades, lists a calendar of events with photos that are filled with color, ornate costumes, and rituals by the diverse cultures of Latin America.
The increasing amount of cultural parades is a testament to the need for individual cultural identity and community.
Reach out to your Latina Mami, Prima, Hermana o Amiga with this Culturame card and share your Latino pride but more importantly let them know they are princesses in your eyes.