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NYC celebrates 46th Annual West Indian Day Parade

Senegal Mabry | 9/5/2013, 11:14 a.m. | Updated on 9/5/2013, 11:14 a.m.
West Indian Day Parade

The 46th annual West Indian Day Parade took place on Sept. 2 on Eastern Parkway. The parade was filled with people wearing beautiful costumes and waving flags to celebrate their Caribbean heritage. Although hit with light splashes of rain early in the morning, the carnivalgoers continued along Eastern Parkway.

The original West Indian Day Parade took place on 1964, and five years later, it was moved to its current home on Eastern Parkway. The carnival draws more than 1 million people every year and is New York’s largest festival, according to the Brooklyn Public Library.

Carnival brings all Caribbean cultures down under one umbrella to celebrate and show off the style of the Caribbean.