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The annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York City is one of the longest-running and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. … Read More
The annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York City is one of the longest-running and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. On September 19, the statue of the Saint patron of Naples is carried in a procession starting from The Most Precious Blood Church, situated in Mulberry Street after a celebratory High Mass. The Statue, after being placed on a platform, is carried by several Italian-American men, taking turns,along the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants in the early part of the 20th century. The procession stops very often and money is offered to the Saint by residents and shop owners so that their prayers and petitions can be fulfilled and perhaps even a miracle will be granted. A brass band follows the statue of San Gennaro playing traditional hymns and old Italian songs. A multi-ethnic crowd take photographs and enjoy the many Italian dishes being sold in colorful street kiosks ranging from spicy sausages to "zeppole" and various kinds of "cannoli". Read Less
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