Puerto Rican Community Celebrates Annual Three Kings Parade



The Puerto Rican Community in Humboldt Park celebrated its 19th Annual Three Kings parade on Paseo Boricua (Division St). Thousands of parents and children braved the cold to participate in the first parade of the year in Chicago. Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward) and his family were present as well as the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA). In a surprise visit Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to the parents and children lining up for the parade. The parade began at Roberto Clemente High School with various buses, trolleys, horse drawn carriage and other vehicles and marched along Division Street to the Humboldt Park Field House. LAMA was able to distribute thousands of toys that were donated by their members, as well as, Toys for Tots. The Parade was sponsored by the Division Street Business Development Association (DSBDA), the Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Chicago and COMCAST. The organizers of the Parade promise that next year the parade will be bigger and will have an even more festive and cultural atmosphere.

Eduardo Arocho

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