Williamsburg celebrates 115th Giglio Feast

Posted: Updated:
WILLIAMSBURG -

Hundreds lined the streets of Williamsburg Sunday to celebrate the Giglio Feast.

It was the 115th lifting the Giglio, a 4-ton, 65-foot-tall tower which required over 100 men to lift.

The Giglio Feast is a tradition that was brought to Brooklyn by the Nolani immigrants in 1903.

They wanted to preserve their culture and traditions from their homeland of Mezzogiorno while adopting a new culture in America.

Now in the 21st century, the Giglio Feast has become an event that has been passed down through generations.

The 12-day feast will also have a night lift, and old timer's day and lots of food.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."