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St. Agrippina’s Feast Grand Procession [Photos]

The 99th St. Agrippina’s Feast featured a 9 hour Grand Procession on Sunday, August 4, 2013 through the North End streets. Both the North End Marching Band and the Italian-American Band kept everyone upbeat with traditional feast music. The Grand Procession ended with the traditional “Tug of War” (the back half won again) and the “Dance of 20 Men” to cheers from the grateful crowd.

Saint Agrippina Di Mineo was a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the Emperor Valerian in 256 AD. After her death, her body was taken from Rome to Mineo, Sicily, by three holy women; Bassa, Paula and Agatonica. The commoners were amazed by the lightweight pragranced body protected by angels and shielded by clouds. In the North End, it’s 20 men that coordinate in a complex rhythm to keep the extremely heavy statue in the air. Read more about the benefit society, feast and the history of Saint Agrippina Di Mineo at

On Friday Night at the Saint Agrippina Di Mineo Society dedicated a hero sign on Clark Street to the late “Uncle” Larry Mustacchio. [Video & Photos]

Photos by Matt Conti. Download and order prints.

Photos by Matt Conti. Download and order prints.

Video of the 2013 St. Agrippina’s Feast coming soon!

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4 Replies to “St. Agrippina’s Feast Grand Procession [Photos]

  1. Although I am miles away I enjoyed the St. Agrapina Feast via your photos. Spectacular! Thank you.

  2. Great photos! All of the participants who worked so hard should be tremendously proud
    of themselves. A great tribute to their Italian heritage and to the city of Boston.
    It reinforces that we are truly Boston Strong

  3. These are great photos highlighting a great tradition and next year will mark the 100 year anniversary In my youth I was honored to carry the statue for many years and I know first hand the incredible effort and sacrifice to put on this feast every year and the hard work by these men and woman.

  4. You doing a great job. I’ll have to attend this feast one day for sure. My parents are from Mineo.
    Greetings from Switzerland.

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