Feast of Three Saints returns for 98th year

Sep 03, 2021 289

BY: Breanna Edelstein

Closeness can feel unusual these days, but a year-and-a-half into the global pandemic, the St. Alfio Society is encouraging folks to come out for the Feast of Three Saints — a tradition of togetherness. A two-day feast will be hosted this weekend, Sept. 4 and 5. With COVID-19 concerns in mind, organizers say the latest city rules will be followed, and individuals are welcome to wear masks as they see fit.

The 98th annual celebration will honor the martyrdom of Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino, three young men who, despite excruciating torture imposed by Roman authorities, refused to renounce their religion. While the feast celebrates Italian pride, people of all ethnic backgrounds enjoy the food, music and faith.

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SOURCE: https://www.eagletribune.com

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