Melting Pot Party: America’s National Heritage Events

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	One of the many wondrous sites at the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in San Francisco.

One of the many wondrous sites at the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in San Francisco. 

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Aug 23, 2013 —  America is a nation of immigrants. The stars and stripes represent thousands of different customs and traditions that blend together to make U.S. culture a colorful canvass.  

Diversity is undeniably one of the country’s strong points. Americans have a rare ability to celebrate the nationalities of their ancestors while staying true to the red, white, and blue. This affords citizens ample opportunity to celebrate national pride throughout the year – whether it’s American or not.

Appropriately home to a professional basketball team named the Celtics, Beantown busts out the party for the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade every March. Green is the color of choice for parade marchers, spectators, and celebrants in Southie as Irish culture is championed on the streets and in bars on March 17.

Meanwhile, February in San Francisco welcomes the Chinese New Year Parade & Festival and other cool San Francisco activities. First held in 1858, this long-standing, fiery tradition introduces Miss Chinatown USA to the public and boasts a 200-foot golden dragon manned by more than 100 puppeteers.

Though dragon-less, the New York Greek Independence Day Parade draws 150,000 spectators and 25,000 participants each April. Dubbed the largest parade in the Hellenic diaspora, this Greco-get-together is full of traditional music, dance, and grub.

No matter what name they gave your great-great-great grandpa at Ellis Island, you’re entitled to party year-round with whomever you want. After all, it’s a free country. 

  • Los Angeles Korean Festival

    Cultural Festival Every year in October

    Los Angeles Korean Festival - Cultural Festival in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Seoul International Park

    3250 San Marino Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90006

  • National Puerto Rican Day Parade

    Parade Every year in June

    National Puerto Rican Day Parade - Parade in New York.
    New York 5th Avenue and 44th Street

    New York, NY 10173

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  • South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Holiday Event / Parade / Party Every year in March

    South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade - Holiday Event | Parade | Party in Boston.
    Boston Throughout the city
  • National Tartan Day Parade

    Cultural Festival / Parade / Community Event Every year in April

    National Tartan Day Parade  - Cultural Festival | Parade | Community Event in New York.
    New York Throughout the city
  • Chinese New Year Parade & Festival

    Cultural Festival / Parade / Street Fair Every Year in February

    Chinese New Year Parade & Festival - Cultural Festival | Parade | Street Fair in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Throughout the city
  • New York Greek Independence Day Parade

    Arts Festival / Festival / Parade Every year in April

    New York Greek Independence Day Parade - Arts Festival | Festival | Parade in New York.
    New York Fifth Avenue

    Fifth Avenue between 48th and 59th Streets
    New York, NY 10022

  • VietFest

    Cultural Festival / Food & Drink Event Every Summer

    VietFest - Cultural Festival | Food & Drink Event in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC Landmark Mall (Alexandria, VA)
    5801 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22304
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    Cultural Festival / Music Festival / Dance Festival Every year in July

    Irish American Heritage Festival - Cultural Festival | Music Festival | Dance Festival in Chicago.
    Chicago Irish American Heritage Center

    4646 North Knox Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60630

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  • National Cinco de Mayo Festival

    Festival / Special Event / Holiday Event Every year in May

    National Cinco de Mayo Festival - Festival | Special Event | Holiday Event in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC The National Mall

    Between Independence Avenue and
    Constitution Avenue from the Capitol
    to the Lincoln Memorial
    Washington, DC 20560

    Visitor Information: 202–426–6841; Park Headquarters: 202–485–9880

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    Cultural Festival Once a year

    Chicago Turkish Festival - Cultural Festival in Chicago.
    Chicago Throughout the city
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