St. Anthony blesses North End with fest

Aug 30, 2015 686

by Brian Dowling

The main event in St. Anthony's Feast is set for today, but revelers filled the streets of the North End last night to sample delicacies, dance and welcome a parade of Italian marching bands. It's the 96th year for what's now the largest Italian festival in New England, which was established by Catholic immigrants who came to the North End from the region of Montefalcione in Avellino. The action is on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin streets.

Today's 10-hour grand procession kicks off at noon and will feature a statue of St. Anthony winding through the streets with more marching bands, 
color guards and floats. And don't worry, there will be more live music, food and dancing.

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