Nigerian citizens all over the United States of America are gathering momentum against the 2017 edition of its annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival which will hold on Saturday, October 7 in New York City.
The annual event which is organised to commemorate the nation’s independence by Nigerians living in the US will witness the 57th year anniversary celebration.
The event which started in 1991 in is the largest gathering of Nigerians in the US and will be marking its 26th year of celebration this Saturday.
The chairman, organising committee of the event, Mr Yinka Dansalami said this year’s commemoration will begin with a Parade holding from 10 am to 5 pm.
He also added that;
“The Parade Route begins at Second Avenue and E. 54th Street and ends at E. 44th Street in New York City.
“Known as the largest celebration of Nigeria not happening in the homeland, the 26th annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade celebrates the very best of Nigeria’s food, culture, music and people
The route will end at Nigeria House and will be followed by the Independence Day Festival at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations Headquarters.”
He also noted that the event attracts an average of 75,000 people annually stating that this year’s edition will attract 100,000 people
Dansalami said the three-days event will showcase Nigeria’s unique culture and promote the positive image of Nigeria to the rest of the world.