The Giglio is Back: OLMC Feast Gets Green Light for July Return

Jul 01, 2021 324

BY: Bill Miller

Giglio Season is underway at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, putting to rest any worries that this beloved Italian-American feast, now in its 134th year, might suffer a second pandemic-era setback. Last year, parish leaders were forced to cancel their Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola to comply with health and safety protocols established during the pandemic. 

Now, as most restrictions have eased, preparations for the famed event — an annual Brooklyn tradition since 1887 — have moved forward. This year’s edition is set for July 7-18 at the parish. Highlights include the ever-popular lifting and parading of the 70-foot, 4-ton tower called the Giglio.

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SOURCE: https://thetablet.org

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