Hispanics in New York celebrated Hispanic Heritage with their own parade on October 9. It also has been called the Hispanic Columbus Day parade and is in its 47th year. Along the route, people waved flags from many Latin American countries, including Argentina, Guatemala and Mexico. Some Hispanics celebrate Columbus Day on October 10 but many others celebrate Día de la Raza on October 12.
New Yorkers of Polish descent honor the Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski with a parade on the first Sunday in October. Pulaski’s death on October 9, 1779 at the Siege of Savannah is commemorated on October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day.
Celebrating German-American culture and a general who served with George Washington, the Steuben Parade has been filing up Fifth Avenue for more
than 50 years. Beginning at E64th St. the parade begins in what was known as Germantown and ends at E86th St. — Sauerkraut Boulevard. The Chicago
version of the Steuben Parade was featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.