2023 Capeverdean Recognition Parade in New Bedford MA (PHOTOS)

2023 Capeverdean Recognition Parade in New Bedford MA

Jul 2, 2023 - 10:35
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2023 Capeverdean Recognition Parade in New Bedford MA (PHOTOS)

New Bedford, MA - The Capeverdean Recognition Parade held in New Bedford yesterday brought the city's streets to life with a colorful display of culture, entertainment, and community unity. The event, which took place on July 1, featured a diverse array of cultural groups, renowned artists, political leaders, and enthusiastic spectators.

Under clear skies and warm weather, the parade showcased the vibrant traditions and rich heritage of the Capeverdean culture. Participants from various Capeverdean communities and cultural groups marched proudly, adorned in traditional costumes and vibrant colors, symbolizing the diversity and unity of the Capeverdean diaspora. There were also local groups that are not traditionally capeverdean, like YWCA, North Start, Girls Scouts, Coalition for Social Justice, New Bedford Festival Theatre, but joined the parade to make it even more memorable

The event drew a large crowd, with many residents and visitors lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the parade. Spectators were treated to an extravaganza of music, dance, and artistic performances, all celebrating the unique cultural identity of Cape Verde. Renowned artists like Djosinha, John Miranda, and Xaxe were also present, captivating the audience with their talent and energy.

In addition to the cultural festivities, the parade also welcomed several political leaders who joined in the celebration and expressed their support for the Capeverdean community. Their presence highlighted the significance of this event as a platform for recognizing and honoring the contributions of Capeverdeans to the local community.

Street vendors added to the festive atmosphere, offering a range of food, Capeverdean merchandise and artifacts for sale. Attendees had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture through traditional crafts, clothing, and culinary delights.

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