Home / Articles / Culture / Italian Import
By Scott Roberto / September 6, 12:00 AM
Italian Import
Photo: Matthew J. Conti/MattConti.com

 

As summer lets out its last gasp, the people of Boston’s own “Little Italy,” the North End, are usually sweeping up the last of the confetti from the frequent open-air religious festivals that take place annually in the neighborhood’s streets. Last year, however, the season was extended just one weekend longer with the addition of the San Gennaro Feast to the end of the schedule. Inspired by the one in New York City, where it has been a staple since 1926, the festival returns September 13–15, celebrating the patron saint of Naples, Italy with marching bands, live music, delicious food and an Italian-made, jewel-encrusted bronze bust of the saint blessed by the Pope himself that is proudly marched up and down the North End’s thoroughfares.

Log in to use your Facebook account with
Boston Guide

Login With Facebook Account



Recent Activity on Boston Guide
Calendar
October 2019
« »
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
  
  

Like Us on Facebook