Italian pride rises high at Feast of Giglio celebration

Italian pride took center stage with the night lift of the Giglio in Williamsburg yesterday.More than 100 men carried the 80-foot tall Giglio statue through

BROOKLYN - Italian pride took center stage with the night lift of the Giglio in Williamsburg yesterday.

More than 100 men carried the 80-foot tall Giglio statue through the streets. The statue itself weighs three tons.

Residents bear the heat every July to enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival, which celebrates the return of Saint Paulinus to Nola, Italy.

The feast has been a Brooklyn tradition since 1903.

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