Dominican American Heritage and Cultural WeekFebruary 22 – 28 – Various Location Accross Miami

Back in 2007 Miami Dade County Board of Commissioners has designated the last week of February every year as the “Dominican American Heritage and Cultural Week,” in order to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Dominican-Americans, encourage their assimilation, and promote understanding and community relations among the different segments of our society. While the largest concentration of Dominican Americans is in New York, South Florida ranks second. According to U.S. Census Bureau 2012 Ethnic/Race Demographics in Miami-Dade County, they are one of the top six foreign born groups by country of origin: Cuba (1st), Nicaragua (2nd), Haiti (3rd), Colombia (4th), Hondurans (5th), Dominicans (6th), Venezuelans (7th), Peruvians (8th), Jamaicans (9th), and Mexicans (10th).

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