Day of the Dead

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El Día de la Hispanidad es el día festivo nacional de España. Se celebra el doce de octubre. Este día conmemora la fecha que Cristobal Colon (o Christopher Columbus) primero llegó a las Américas. El descubrimiento de América es tan importante para España porque esto es lo que comenzó la extensión de la lengua y cultura española.

En Nueva York, la Quinta Avenida se vistió con las banderas latinoamericanas para acoger la celebración del Día de la Hispanidad. Los españoles de Nueva York rindieron un homenaje a los campeones del mundo minetras se escuchaban gritos de ¡Viva España! Además, se recordó a los mineros chilenos que pronto volverán con sus familias. Cientos de hispanos se juntaron para celebrar el Desfile de la Hispanidad, que rindió el homenaje a la selección de fútbol de España y se recordó a los mineros chilenos.
En este tradicional Desfile de la Hispanidad, que este año conmemoró su 47 edición, los españoles en Nueva York rindieron homenaje a la selección de su país que se alzó con la Copa Mundial de Fútbol en Sudáfrica. También, la gente aplaudía y aclamaba para las diez mil personas que marcharon en representación de veinte países.
España, que preside cada año este evento por ser el país que descubrió América, estuvo representado por el Centro Español y Casa Galicia. Por su parte, Chile rindió homenaje a los 33 mineros atrapados bajo tierra durante más de dos meses. Los países latinoamericanos mostraron con orgullo sus coloridos trajes típicos y bailes de sus varias regiones. Como cada año, Bolivia tenía el grupo más grande. También, por la primera vez, la 'Leyenda de El dorado” evocó este año.
El público que asistió al desfile disfrutó de la música folklórica de cada país, así como salsa, merengue y música urbana. Fue un día muy hermoso y…...

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