~~June 12, 2020~~
THE PUERTO RICAN FLAG
Brief history of the Puerto Rican flag, the one that I honor and value; the flag of my country, my nation.
Once upon a time …
Law 53 of 1948 better known as the Gag Law, (Spanish: Ley de La Mordaza) was an act enacted by the Puerto Rico legislature of 1948, with the purpose of suppressing the independence movement in Puerto Rico.
On June 10th, 1948 Law 53 was approved. Enacted to surprise the Independence movement on the island, La Ley de la Mordaza made it illegal to display or own a Puerto Rican flag; even in one’s own home. It came to be known as the Gag Law; and this flag provision to the law allowed police and national guardsmen to enter anyone’s home without a warrant and search and seize all property, regardless of probable cause.
There was a Puerto Rico committee that formed part of the Cuban Revolutionary Party. Meeting in New York in 1895, they decided to adopt the same design of the Cuban flag, but inverting the colors. The Puerto Rican flag has red and white stripes and a white star on a blue triangle.
The first Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on Sunday, April 13, 1958, in Manhattan, replacing the former Hispanic Day Parade. … In addition to the parade in New York City, there are currently over fifty smaller parades that take place throughout the United States.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the nation. The parade takes place from 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.
Because of COVID-19 it will be a ‘virtual one’ this year.
“The National Puerto Rican Day Parade might not be able to march up Fifth Avenue in New York City as usual this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean a celebration won’t happen.”
You can watch here on Sunday, June 14, 2020!
~~Published June 10, 2018~~
NowThis: La Borinqueña Sheds Light on the History of the Puerto Rican Flag
The Puerto Rican Day Parade started a year after this unconstitutional law was revoked on the island.
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