It was a picture perfect Flight of the Angel and Grand Procession for the Fisherman’s Feast on Sunday, in honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. The all-day procession made its way through Boston’s North End as society members carried the statue of the Madonna, accompanied by several marching bands. New to the procession this year was the addition of a traditional hand-made Sicilian Fisherman’s float that paraded on the major streets with Italian music. At night, it was time for the big finale when thousands of the faithful gathered to watch angels fly through the sky to greet the Madonna.
The 2012 Flying Angel was Jessica Marie Palazzolo with Side Angels Victoria Bono and Serina D’Amico. The Fisherman’s Feast is the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival and one of the largest with four days of festivities on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets. See FishermansFeast.com for more details about the society and history of the feast.
This photo gallery of ~140 images shows all the action in roughly reverse order of the feast activities. See also our earlier photos and video from the Blessing of the Fishing Waters and opening night of the Fisherman’s Feast. Stay tuned for more video in the days ahead.
- Hundreds of the Faithful Participate in the Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Fisherman’s Feast [Video]
- Blessing of the Fishing Waters – Fisherman’s Feast 2012 [Photos]
- More North End Feast Coverage
Photos by Matt Conti. Download high resolution versions of these photographs for free and order prints/products here: http://smu.gs/NAgKuI