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Italian Church Festivals.

Postby C_Artale » 14 Sep 2016, 16:51

Do you have Italian church festivals or feasts where you live? Do you attend?

We have several annual events here in Utica, NY. Including the upcoming pilgrimage and feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian. Many busloads of Italian-Canadians come to attend, and also many attendees travel from throughout the Northeast.

http://www.catholicregister.org/home/international/item/15115-how-canadians-saved-utica-festival

This year is the 104th annual.

http://www.stanthonystagnes.com/comasdamian.htm
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Artale, Minincleri, Cattat (Accattato), Manfredi, Licetti, Durso, Pizzuto

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Re: Italian Church Festivals.

Postby C_Artale » 21 Sep 2016, 03:18

No replies? Nobody? But where do all those people in the fried-dough line come from? LOL... :lol:
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Artale, Minincleri, Cattat (Accattato), Manfredi, Licetti, Durso, Pizzuto

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Re: Italian Church Festivals.

Postby jennabet » 21 Sep 2016, 15:48

I live in Italy. In my city, we have a church/neighborhood feast nearly every week from May to October and we see and hear fireworks all summer long.

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Re: Italian Church Festivals.

Postby shopperaware » 21 Sep 2016, 18:16

That's good news. I should visit you once

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Re: Italian Church Festivals.

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 28 Oct 2016, 00:55

Hi! I live in New Jersey and we have many Italian Church Festivals. I usually go to two every year. St. Ann Church in Hoboken and the Hoboken Italian Festival.

St. Ann's Church on Jefferson Street has the best zeppole that sometimes the line is a block and a half long. They are the very best because the women of St. Ann's Guild makes them. Here is the link to the feast:

http://www.stannhoboken.com/index.php/p ... -ann-feast

The Hoboken Italian Festival is a feast of the Madonna dei Martiri from St. Frances Church in Hoboken. This is also a wonderful feast that is located in Sinatra Park right on the Hudson River. The procession starts at St. Frances Church and goes to the river. They put the Madonna on a boat and she goes up the Hudson River to where the feast is located where she blesses the harbor. They then walk her up the feast. Here is the link to the feast:

http://www.hobokenitalianfestival.com/w ... w/history/

If anyone is traveling to New Jersey this would be two great feasts to attend.

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Re: Italian Church Festivals.

Postby Lanasmil » 07 Nov 2016, 11:28

Nice festival, hope to visit nex time. As my friend lives in Italy and I will visit there.


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