Entire Mt. Carmel Festival returning

Jul 06, 2021 178

BY: Joseph F. Berenato

After being drastically pared down in 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be held in its full glory from July 15 through July 20. Louis Pantalone, the president of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, noted that, though there was no accompanying carnival last year, the religious aspect of the festival continued.

“I promised that we would have a procession, regardless of whether we had anything else; we were not going to break that tradition—and that’s the most important thing. Our focus is the religious aspect. Everything else is secondary and we celebrate that after, but we have to maintain that tradition. 

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SOURCE: https://www.hammontongazette.com

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