It’s the feast! Hoboken Italian Festival reaches 90th anniversary this week

Sep 07, 2016 1012

The Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri (Our Lady of the Martyrs), returns to Sinatra Park Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept 11. The religious tradition began over 600 years ago in Molfetta, Italy, according to Danny Altilio, who does public relations for the festival.

A number of Italian-Americans in Hoboken trace their heritage to Molfetta. The Feast has been celebrated in the city for the past 89 years and reaches its 90th anniversary this year. The four-day celebration offers musical entertainment, games, food, and fireworks.

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