Parade celebrates Pakistan's independence

August 16, 2009 6:08:55 PM PDT
One day after India's independence was celebrated in Chicago, crowds returned to Devon Avenue Sunday to celebrate Pakistan's independence.Pakistan's official independence day was Friday, Chicago's Pakistani community observed it Sunday with a parade and Taste of Pakistan festival.

The parade stepped off from Devon and Damen Sunday afternoon, and the festival continued until 7:30 p.m. at Warren Park.

Pakistan gained independence from British rule on Aug. 14, 1947.