Fiesta de San Juan celebration
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985
Mexican women lead procession of la Virgen de Guadalupe at Fiesta de San Juan on Randalls Island, NY. The Fiesta de San Juan was begun in 1955 by Puerto Rican migrants in New York who wanted to re-create Puerto Rico's San Juan Bautista festival. Although the celebration was established by the Puerto Rican community, it was a festival in which all Hispanic peoples participated. The Fiesta San Juan of New York became an annual festival with sponsorship by the Catholic church.
June 15, 1958, Date accepted
CreatorJusto A. Martí
Photograph: b & w photographs
Religion, Celebrations, Parades, Catholicism
Related PlacesRandalls and Wards Islands
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985. Fiesta de San Juan celebration: JAMa_b87_f02_0001. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Oct 2019.
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