'Celebrating a milestone:' Italian Feast of Saints ushers in 90th anniversary

Sep 19, 2016 768

By Natalie Handy

The 90th Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian was the largest in the event's history, drawing thousands from around Greater Boston this past weekend.

Put on by the Saints Cosmas and Damian Society, the annual event serves as a time to appreciate the traditions of Italy and pay homage to the saints. As the patron saints of Gaeta, Italy, it is believed that through Cosmas and Damian's intercession, the city's population was spared during an 18th Century plague, according to the society.

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Source: http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/

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