Saint Anthony's Feast 2017
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By plane, train and bus the faithful arrive to experience the beautifully decorated streets, the pageantry of the parades and their yearly opportunity to view the society's statue of St. Anthony of Padua.
The Patrons numbering in the thousands, say a prayer, ask a favor and pin a donation for remembrance. The entertainment is continuous, the food is scrumptious and the cultural experience is priceless!
History of St. Anthony's Feast:
Coming to America in the 1900's to begin a new life, Italian immigrants from Italy, brought skills, a strong work ethic, their faith and the image of the village's patron Saint.
In 1919, a group of Italians from Montefalcione that settled in the North End of Boston, began the San Antonio Di Padova Montefalcione Society. A society exclusively devoted to honor their patron Saint - Saint Anthony of Padua.
Since that time, the people of the North End and Massachusetts, like people around the world, celebrate the feast of St. Anthony just as they do each year in the last week of August, in Montefalcione, Italy.
National Geographics christened the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston, the 'Feast of all Feasts'. The St. Anthony's Feast was highlighted on the Washington Mall, in Washington, D.C. at the 1988 Festival of American Folklife, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute.
Friday evening - 7:00pm Opening Ceremonies, Procession & Benediction
Saturday - noon - 11:00pm
Sunday - 10:30am-11:00pm
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