Pakistan Day Parade
Founder of Pakistan (Muhammad Ali Jinah)
Celebrating Pakistan Day
2008 Pakistan Day Parade
The Pakistan Day Parade and Heritage Celebration will be one of the largest public celebrations for Pakistanis living in Long Island.
The Parade route is along Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, NY beginning at East Meadow High School and finally ending Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. The parade and celebration will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2008.
In Addition, the parade will include floats, marching bands, drill team, City and State Officials, dance groups and live performances. Immediately following the parade, A Pakistani Heritage Celebration will be held at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater.
This event is planned as a family experience and will feature a profusion of quality entertainment and activities. The Heritage Celebration will include a wide range of exciting Pakistani music and dance performances from top rated Pakistani artists.
In addition, foods from all corners Pakistan will be offered by different venders each displaying foods of different regions and different varieties from traditional to contemporary. Attendees can also shop amongst a wide array of jewelry, clothing, traditional bangles, gifts, crafts, arts, and much more; all brought exclusively from Pakistan.
Furthermore, Pakistani students will be presenting a fashion show which will be an amalgamation of traditional Pakistani dresses along with Western styles.
The Pakistan Day Parade and Heritage Celebration is an event which will allow Pakistanis to integrate and project their heritage and to align it with American culture. As our second and third generations look for opportunities to celebrate both worlds, the Pakistan Day Parade will provide a wonderful atmosphere to facilitate such an exchange.
In order to involve the second and third generations of Pakistani Americans, we are emphasizing the contributions and participation of many young students from the region. The Pakistan Day Parade and Heritage Celebration will be attended by more than 10,000 community members throughout the tri-state area.