San Gennaro Reigniting Italian Traditions Along NYC’s Mulberry Street

Sep 09, 2021 425

The clams, sausage and peppers, fold-over pizza slices, rainbow cookie chocolate donuts (a must-try!), and enough pasta to feed an army will soon be dished out to thousands of San Gennaro Feast-goers in Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy.

“The Feast of All Feasts” will run from Sept. 16 – 26, and 2021 will mark the 94th celebration of this historic and widely popular religious and cultural event. Italian immigrants brought the tradition into the Lower East Side in 1926. At that time, the feast was dedicated to the patron saint of Naples, St. Januarius, and first sprang up around a small chapel on Mulberry Street.

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