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North End Celebrates Annual Feast of Saint Agrippina - BU Today

Sunday's closing weddings start with an austere early morning mass at St. A parade on Saturday, August 1, from 5 p.m. Catch live performances of several bands, consisting of Grammy-winning 70's nightclub group The Trammps this evening, Grammy-award winning pop band All-4-One on Saturday night, and First Class Band featuring Concetta on Sunday. Just guys of Italian origin are given the honor of bring the statuary, and also locations in the procession are usually given from daddy to kid. This sculpture and also its ornate canopy evaluates 2,000 pounds; it is carried in procession down the streets of the North End by 20 men. For a full schedule and also updates visit this site, or go to the celebration's Facebook search page.

Agrippina is understood today as the tutelary saint of Mineo, Sicily, as well as of electrical storms, leprosy, as well as ghouls. Photo by Flickr factor Jason Eppink

Each summertime, Boston's North End is changed by a mix of street festival as well as spiritual veneration as the city's old Italian area pays homage to the saints that immigrants prayed to in their home towns.

The festival began yesterday, when a member of the Saint Agrippina Benefit Culture ceremoniously removed a red shroud from a life-size sculpture of the st. on Saturday and also Sunday. The ceremonies occur at the intersection of Hanover Street and also Royal prince Road in the North End, with real-time music from noon to 11 p.m. Leonard's Church, complied with by the grand procession, and topped off with a typical tug-of-war at 8 p.m. Admission is totally free as well as open to the public, yet contributions are valued. and also fireworks.

The Feast of St. Processions with the sculpture take location tonight from 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 2. Legend has it that her body was transported from Rome to Mineo by 3 divine ladies, their travels helped by angels as well as a remarkable cloud that secured them and also offered cover during harmful parts of their trip.

Afternoons and nights of the celebration are filled up with singing, dance, food (Italian, of program), and festivities. to 7 p.m. Patrons fasten dollar expenses to the statue as it makes its method with the North End, and also the profits are utilized to sustain the church on Hanover Street that bears Agrippina's name.

Over the next three days, Hanover Street will be fulled of songs, decors, and also the mouthwatering odor of Italian food as the neighborhood commemorates the 101st yearly event of the feast of St Agrippina di Mineo. She was reported to be a beautiful blonde princess, birthed to a worthy family and also hurt to fatality in 256 ADVERTISEMENT by Valerian, the emperor of Rome, since of her Christian faith. To obtain there by public transport, take the Veggie Line cart to the Haymarket quit, head southeast on Congress Street toward Hanover Street, and walk 0.3 miles to Royal prince Street. Agrippina di Mineo. to 7 p.m., will certainly include the conventional Sons of Italy Drum & & Bugle Corps. The festival is sponsored by the Advantage Culture of Saint Agrippina di Mineo.

Venerators of St Agrippina bestow financial presents on her statue in a custom called "covering the buck expenses." Proceeds go to the Advantage Society of St. While not the largest of the religious celebrations (that difference belongs to Saint Anthony, whose banquet is celebrated at the end of August), the festival recognizing Agrippina is abundant in both Italian as well as Catholic practice. and also on Sunday starting at twelve noon. Agrippina began on Thursday, July 30, and also proceeds till 11 p.m.

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