Puerto Rican Parade Winds Through Boston

Boston's Puerto Rican festival is the fourth-largest in the U.S. after New York, Florida and Chicago

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The 55th annual Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts wrapped up on Sunday with its parade that spans three neighborhoods in Boston, including parts of Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester.

After the parade, which begins near Jackson Square and ends at Franklin Park, festivities continue at the Playstead Park at Franklin Park Zoo with music, amusement rides and a huge cultural celebration.

The parade is a culmination of a days-long event throughout Boston, with other events including Puerto Rican Heritage Night at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, as well as players Christian Vazquez and Kiké Hernandez, are from Puerto Rico.

Organizers say that Boston's Puerto Rican Festival is the fourth-largest in the nation after New York, Florida and Chicago.

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