WATCH: Springfield’s virtual 2020 Puerto Rican Parade

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – This year’s 30th annual Puerto Rican Parade in Springfield was held virtually.

Watch the Puerto Rican Parade below:

Due to COVID-19, the committee took the parade from the streets to the screens. It was held virtually so anyone anywhere can tune in to watch.

The virtual parade also included shout outs from nationally known names that include the creator of “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and musical artist Tito Puente Jr.

22News reporter Hector Molina was the emcee of this year’s virtual parade.

“The goal was to take everything you would see on the street the day of the parade and try to pack that into a digital setting or on your television screen. Nothing is going to have that same feeling of having 100 contingencies going down Main Street but we try to bring that same feeling of putting everyone into your screen.”

JADE RIVERA-MCFARLIN, SPRINGFIELD PUERTO RICAN PARADE COMMITTEE

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