VIDEO: Dot Day parade highlights neighborhood's founding, diversity

Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 8, 2012

Residents from around the neighborhood enjoyed the 108th Dot Day parade, packed with marching bands, floats and politicians.

Dorchester Day started back in 1904 as a commemoration of the town's settlement in 1630— one month before Boston. In more recent times, Dorchester Day has become a celebration of the multi-cultural mix that is modern-day Dorchester. The emphasis is on bands, dancers and colorful floats that highlight the neighborhood's robust civic and cultural life.