The 10 hour Grand Procession for the 95th St. Anthony’s Feast began midday on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in glorious fashion. In this photo gallery from the start of the procession, the statue emerges from its feast chapel with seven bands accompanying the society members that carry Sant’ Antonio through the neighborhood streets in Boston’s North End. The “Feast of all Feasts,” as described by National Geographic, is organized by San Antonio di Padova da Montefalcione, Inc., also known as the St. Anthony’s Club. Also shown are photos from Opening Night of the feast with the traditional blessing on Endicott Street. See more from the St. Anthony’s Feast.
(Photos by Matt Conti – See high resolution images.)