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Photo Gallery: Grand Procession of 99th St. Anthony’s Feast

The 99th St. Anthony’s Feast featured a 10-hour Grand Procession on Sunday bringing the statue of San Antonio to nearly every street in Boston’s North End.  We showed you the opening ceremonies in an earlier post, and here is the grand procession through the neighborhood. It all starts on Endicott Street at noon when multiple bands proceed through the feast and the statue emerges to streams of confetti high in the air. During the day, society members take turns carrying the saint and collecting ribbon donations. As day turns into night, the statue makes several notable stops including Caffe Paradiso and of course, Pizzeria Regina. At the end of the night, a grand finale with confetti raining down ends the Saint Anthony’s Feast. 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. (Photos by Matt Conti.)

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