Celebrating Latino Culture in D.C. at the ‘Parade of Nations’ (photos)


Fiesta DC, now in its 49th year, is the annual Latino Festival in Washington D.C. One of the festival’s highlights, the “Parade of Nations,” featuring traditional costumes and entertainment from a variety of Latin American countries, took place up Constitution Ave.  on Sept. 12. Latinos happen to be the fastest growing group in the District of Columbia, comprising over 11% of the population. Fiesta DC traditionally coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month. 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser served as the honorary Parade Marshal. Until this day, the District had not permitted a public parade since 2019 due to the pandemic. The “Parade of Nations,” and the opening of last week’s DC Jazz Festival, are the latest signs that the District is beginning to return to “normal” with better times ahead.

View Jeff Malet’s photos from the 2021 Parade of Nations by clicking on the photo icons below.

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