Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast returns to Williamsburg

Festivalgoers say they are looking forward to the Dancing of the Giglio, where dozens walk down the street lifting a nearly 65-foot statue.

Daniella Rodriguez

Jul 11, 2024, 2:41 AM

Updated 13 days ago

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Italian Americans say zeppole's, calzones and sausage and peppers are some of the staples at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast.
Many people told News 12 the feast is like "Christmas in July" because they get to reunite with friends and family, all while celebrating their heritage and faith.
The feast has been around since 1887, and vendors say their families have passed the tradition down since then.
“This is just a tradition for my family, and I kept it for 50 years," said Aunt Lucy, owner of Lucy's Sausage. "I intend to go for another 50 years.”
Festivalgoers say they are looking forward to the Dancing of the Giglio, where dozens walk down the street lifting a nearly 65-foot statue.


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