Jan 22 2013
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2012 San Gennaro Festival

Posted by Jenelle in Life in New York / Leave a Comment

Back in September, Bill and I headed into Little Italy for the San Gennaro Festival. It was so much fun!

San Gennaro Festival 2012

We started the night with Mass at the Most Precious Blood Church. It was a great Mass as it was San Gennaro’s Feast Day and it was a packed church. When Mass finished, there was a procession of the Statue of San Gennaro that was slowly walked around the block and up Mott St. Those that carry the statue have to kind of ‘sway’ the balance as they walk. It is amazing to see!

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

View from the church steps as the procession started –

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

Seeing these photos may look familiar if you have have seen the Godfather…!

San Gennaro Festival 2012

While walking up Mott street, following the statue we ate… and ate… and ate. The food was fantastic.

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2012

Here is some video to try and capture it all –

Yes, it is insanely crowded and you don’t want to be carrying a lot of things but wow – it was a great night out. The walk was slow, there was so much people watching and everyone was just having a great time. We cannot wait until the 2013 Festival now – it really really was SO much fun. I hope these photos gave you an idea of just how good it was… MOLTO BENE!