The 107th Fisherman’s Feast kicked off on Thursday night continuing the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The festival honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca and opening night features the Blessing of the Fishing Waters. Starting with ceremonies at the Fisherman’s Club and feast chapel at North & Lewis Streets, the statue of the Madonna is carried by society members to Boston Harbor along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue to the waterfront.
Once at the waterfront, a blessing of the Fishing Waters is held on the site of the former Italian fleet in Boston Harbor. A large crowd filled the park for the ceremony that concluded with the the throwing of flowers into the harbor. See the schedule of events for this year’s Fisherman’s Feast.
We will be posting more photos here over the weekend.