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St. Anthony's Feast in Boston

by Jason
(North End - Boston)

St. Anthony's Feast in Boston

St. Anthony's Feast in Boston

Each year on the weekend of the last Sunday of August, the people of the North End invite you to celebrate with them as they honor their patrons Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy with colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food.

Started in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony's Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. Named the 'Feast of all Feasts' by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.

Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato. Guests can also browse the wide selection of souvenir keepsakes and mementos.

The highlight of the Feast is the ten hour procession of the Statue of Saint Anthony through the streets of the North End accompanied by devotees, numerous marching bands and floats. The Statue of the Saint returns to his chapel as confetti and streamers cascade from the rooftops.

Other events include: The Fillipo Berio Culinary Pavilion featuring cooking demonstrations and sampling from the North End and Boston's most fabulous restaurant, an annual Open Air Mass in honor of Saint Anthony, including the veneration and individual blessing of the Relic of Saint Anthony and the distribution of blessed Saint Anthony Bread.

The magazine of Italian Food Wine & Culture said Saint Anthony's Feast is 'a spectacle not to be missed!' Saint Anthony?s Feast is located on Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets in the North End of Boston and is held annually on the weekend of the last Sunday of August.

For more information visit www.stanthonysfeast.com

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St.Anthony festival is one of the most famous festival in Boston. Thousands of people participate in the event and customs writing offered me information about St.Anthony festival. Every year it held in the August this year I would like to participate.

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Aug 12, 2010
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The BEST Italian Festival!
by: Dante

This is the biggest and most fun italian festival in Boston or anywhere.

Love the food and there is tons of it! go with an empty stomach!

There is always something going on - parades, dancing, accordian players, singing, and who doesn't love Saint Anthony!!

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