Zeppoles, live music, and tradition - St. Ann’s Italian ‘Feast’ is back for the 104th time

Jul 21, 2014 1241

For almost as long as Italians have lived in Hoboken, they have been coming to the feast of St. Ann at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The annual celebration began 104 years ago, when a statue of St. Ann arrived from a tiny Italian village in the Apennine mountains near Salerno.

As late as 1960, nearly a quarter of Hoboken's residents were Italian-born, and the festival and church were the sturdy polestar around which their community turned.

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Source: http://hudsonreporter.com

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