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Bronx Celebrates Dominican Heritage With Annual Parade Down Grand Concourse

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The 24th annual Dominican Day Parade made its way through the Bronx on Sunday, allowing thousands in the borough celebrate to their Caribbean heritage.

The Bronx was awash in a sea of red, white and blue, as thousands lined the streets of Mount Hope, waved Dominican flags and cheered on more than 30 floats and over 125 participating groups.

The parade went along Grand Concourse from East Tremont Avenue to 167th Street.

Revelers were happy to put their Dominican pride on display.

"It just shows New York's a big melting pot and I love it," said one onlooker.

"The singing, the music, all the people here that we share, we're like a family," said another. "It's very traditional to be here. It's an awesome place. We share our thoughts on all of it, and it's amazing, it's awesome," said another.

Many political candidates also marched along the route, in the hopes of courting votes.

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