San Gennaro in NYC: What to know about Little Italy's feast on its 90th anniversary

Sep 05, 2016 3173

By Meghan Giannotta

There's more to Little Italy's San Gennaro festival than cannolis — like sausage and peppers, meatballs and zeppoles, too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 11-day feast that brings more than one million tourists and locals downtown, donning red, green and white.

The festival is historic for Italian immigrants and the Society of San Gennaro, who first took to the Manhattan streets in 1926 to honor the Roman Catholic patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius.

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