West Indian Day Parade Revives The Spirit Of Unity In Diversity

September 7th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
parade NEW YORK, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a spectacular show of beautiful costumes, different music and different cultures coming together in West Indian Day Parade 2010. The annual West Indian American Day Parade Carnival brought millions of people to Brooklyn yesterday to celebrate the sights and sounds of Caribbean culture. The streets of Brooklyn was filled with bright colors and infectious beat as the parade continued on the American Labor Day where people displayed their national pride and shared their culture and heritage with the new generation.

The West Indian Day Parade is an annual celebration held in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York and it is one of the biggest parades held on American Labor Day. Millions of individuals took part in the carnival and millions more watched it passing by. The parade started at 11 a.m. in the morning and the marchers continued to Grand Army Plaza along the Eastern Parkway, where the parade ended. This year more than 2 million people took part in the parade and celebrated the wonderful mingling of American-Caribbean culture with live performances, rainbow hued costumes. The West Indian Carnival kicked of on Thursday with a concert to raise funds for Haiti victims.

One of the main attractions of West Indian Carnival is its exquisite Caribbean cuisines which is loved and appreciated by all. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Governor David Paterson started the parade off and they were joined by the representatives of Government, law enforcement agencies, community groups and also many commercial enterprises. Over all, like every year the West Indian Day Parade 2010 was a huge success as it managed to revive the spirit of unity in diversity once again.

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