Saintly Procession


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has been throwing the Feast of the Giglio in Williamsburg for 124 years, and the formula hasn’t changed much in that time. Rides, fried dough vendors, and carnival games give off a San Gennaro vibe, but the 130 local strongmen carrying a 3-ton statue of St. Paulinus covered with lilies through the streets is what truly sets the Giglio apart. There are 3 “lifts” scheduled for the 10-day-long festival, but the first, which is the main event, will take place at 1pm on Sunday.

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