Williamsburg celebrates 115th Giglio Feast

<p>Hundreds lined the streets of Williamsburg Sunday to celebrate the Giglio Feast.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2018, 7:22 PM

Updated 2,111 days ago

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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.


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