San Gennaro Feast 2015: 6 things Staten Island needs to know

Sep 05, 2015 888

by Pamela Silvestri

Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.

1. THE HISTORY

Little Italy's San Gennaro festival began in 1926, a celebration of Saint Januarius (translated from San Gennaro) by Italian American immigrants who settled in lower Manhattan. The feast day itself happens on Sept. 19, a date on which the saint was martyred in 305 A.D.

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