Philippine Independence Day Parade (PIDCI) in New York City
The Philippine Independence Day Parade (PIDCI) in New York City, the world’s largest outside Manila, occurs annually on the first Sunday in June, aiming to showcase Philippine culture and raise funds for charity projects in both the Philippines and the US.
PIDCI has gained prominence in the 21st century, becoming a significant celebration for Filipino Americans to connect with their heritage, commemorating the 1898 Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain.
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The NYC Philippine Independence Day Parade boasts elaborately themed floats, traditional dance performances, stunning Filipino attire, lively marching bands, diverse cuisine, mini concerts, shows, and community advocacy.
Dignitaries, celebrities, and charitable fundraising amplify the celebration, uniting participants to honor heritage.
Philippine Independence Day Parade in 2023
After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 125th Philippine Independence Day Celebration resumed in New York City, taking place on Sunday, June 4, 2023, along Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
Similar celebrations occur in other parts of the US, including smaller parades in Passaic, New Jersey, and the Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade in Jersey City, New Jersey, celebrating the strong ties between the Philippines and the US.