Peruvian Parade Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization incorporated in Trenton, State of New Jersey, the Organization was founded by a group of Peruvians in April 20, 1986 in the City of Paterson. A Peruvian general meeting was called and there a commission was formed to organize the first Peruvian Parade; the Commission was presided by Mr. Guillermo Callegari, Mr. Gustavo H Galliani Secretary, Mr. Pedro Velasquez Fiscal and Luis Oña Acts Secretary, among others.
Peruvian Parade has been a great event in the State of New Jersey; our Parade has been in the calendar of festivities of the cities of Passaic, Clifton and Paterson for the last 31 years. The Parade grew into the largest and most colorful celebration of Peruvian Heritage, Traditions and Culture out of Peru. The Parade is attended by thousands of participants and viewed by dozens of thousands of Peruvians and also members of other communities.
What started as a Peruvian-only celebration 31 years ago has now become a celebration enjoyed by all ethnicity living in the Passaic County area. Our parade is the largest Parade in the State of New Jersey, it has great appeal to all audiences who appreciate the diverse culture of our music, folklore and food. The Parade is broadcast annually on local and Peruvian networks. It attracts thousands of participants and spectators, currently estimated at about 80,000, who not only come from all parts of New Jersey, but also travel from other states such as New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Florida.
The Mission of Peruvian Parade Inc.
Our mission is to commemorate the Independence Day of Peru, recognize our national heroes and promote our Heritage, Traditions, Arts, Music and Folklore.