Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Dorchester Day Parade

On June 3rd, once again Dot celebrated Dorchester Day! It was first celebrated in 1904 to observe the incorporation of Dorchester as a town in 1630. Although Dorchester became part of the city of Boston in 1870, Dorchester Day and the Dorchester Day Parade has for over a hundred years celebrated the uniqueness of the neighborhood, inviting the city to come and enjoy the festivities. It has also become an annual event to lure those who grew up here, but have moved to the suburbs to come back and reminise.

The weather for the most part held out (although there were some sprinkles), while watching the parade that goes on for about 4 miles from Lower Mills up Dorchester Ave. to St. Margaret's. The parade really shows the diversity of Dorchester and all that makes Dorchester great. Some of the more notable groups include the Vietnamese Community of Massachusetts (with Dragons), Dorchester People for Peace, Dot Out, Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Irish step dancers, a Cape Verdean Youth Group, a Puero Rican Dance troop, the Estrellas Tropicales dancers, Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner Football, the Boy Scouts, and Caribbean group in masquerade, and of course Little Miss Dorchester and the symbolic Mayor of Dorchester.

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