129th GIGLIO ITALIAN FEAST Spectacular Will Kick Off at Brooklyn's Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Williamsburg

Jul 04, 2016 614

World-class Festival kicks off July 6th featuring a 5-story magnificent tower with Neapolitan Saint and brass band carried on the shoulders of 125 men. A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 6th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors.

Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the first 'Giglio' (Italian for "lily") festival in 1903. During the 12-day extravaganza, a five-story, spectacular, hand-created tower featuring Saint Paolino's statue and a 12-piece brass band playing on a platform, is carried on the sturdy shoulders of a 125-man platoon through the Williamsburg streets. 

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