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The official program of Madrid Gay Pride 2022.
Madrid Pride, popularly known in Spanish as the Orgullo Gay de Madrid and its acronym MADO, is the annual LGBT pride festival hosted at Chueca neighbourhood in the centre of Madrid, during the weekend immediately after June 28, International Day of LGBT Pride.
The celebration usually begins Wednesday afternoon with the popular announcement at Chueca Square, carried out by notorious public figures, and ends on Sunday, after the parade of claiming floats that takes place on Saturday.
Madrid Pride has gone from being a small concentration of people in the late 1970s and early 1980s to being considered the biggest LGBTQ party in Europe and one of the most important in the world, only surpassed by the city of San Francisco (California), attracting more than a million and a half people each year (300,000 of them foreign tourists) and with an estimated contribution to the economy of the city over €150 million in 2015, consecrating itself as one of the most important and multitudinous festivals in all of Spain. As of June 2019, it is Europe’s largest Pride event.
Crowds at Gran Vía avenue in downtown Madrid during the Madrid Pride parade (2008).
Façade of Madrid City Hall with the rainbow flag during Madrid Pride (2015).
In July 2017 Madrid hosted WorldPride Madrid 2017, the 5th Edition of the biggest LGBT event in the world.
Madrid Gay Pride / Orgullo 2022
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