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Revelers wave flags along Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958.

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It's that time of the year again! Yes, for those in the New York City metro area, one of the most festive days full of Latino pride is centered around the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. And, with reason since of the most influential Latino celebrities will be a part of the parade like Rosario Dawson, selected as the queen of the parade, and Carmelo Anthony, who will serve as her king.

The ongoing theme for the parade, according to the New York Daily News, "One Nation, Many Voices", putting a spotlight on "family unity, equal marriage, and the rights of LGBT Puerto Ricans. The award of Orgullo Puertorriqueño will be given to LGBT and human rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano.

If you are planning on going, make sure you let us know on Twitter @heyvivala as we will be with plus-size model Denise Bidot, who is launching her There Is No Wrong Way To Be a Woman movement. 

The annual parade will begin at 11a.m. on Sunday, June 12, with its festivities will start on 44th street all the way until 79th street.

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