ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Floridians lined Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando for the 2nd Annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival.
Amid blasts from car horns and dances from marchers, people celebrated a culture that has become an integral part of the area, with more than 1 million Puerto Ricans living along the I-4 corridor.
Here's how attendees celebrated:
This group spent time in Puerto Rico helping with the post Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. We salute you and thank you! pic.twitter.com/VUKNy8PcKu— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) April 28, 2018
Here with @SenBillNelson at the Puerto Rico Parade Gala + Awards Dinner!! We are WORKING together to hold @fema accountable + help marginalized evacuees in FL find housing and living wage jobs! 🇵🇷 pic.twitter.com/jWp4dWmEfA— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) April 27, 2018
Many local leaders came out to march in the parade.
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