Thousands gather for annual Giglio Feast in Williamsburg
Thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Williamsburg for a jam-packed Sunday at the 119th annual Giglio Feast.
The events kicked off Wednesday, all in the name of tradition.
The celebrations continued Sunday, as people walked the streets of Williamsburg carrying the more than two-ton Giglio statue on their backs for the big Giglio Tower Lift. Towering over the crowd at about 7 stories tall, thousands gathered as the Giglio Tower made its way through Brooklyn on the shoulders of about 150 attendees.
Making its way over from Italy to Williamsburg, the Giglio Feast celebrates Italian culture and traditional Italian saints.
Between the food, the music, the carnival rides and the comradery, organizers of this year's feast believe the traditional aspect of the feast is very important.
The Giglio Feast is set to run until Sunday, July 17.