Saturday, September 15, 2012

NYC This Week: San Gennaro Feast

Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy
September 13th - 23rd

Mmmm, Italian food. Yum!

If you're jonesing for some Italian cuisine or want to immerse yourself in the rich Italian culture, there's no better place to do so in NYC than at the San Gennaro Festival! It's open for 11 days, but September 19th is the peak day to check out an amazing parade. Here's some more info:

Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.

Still curious? Check out San Gennaro's website right here!

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