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100th Saint Anthony’s Feast August 23 – 25; Santa Lucia Begins the Festivities Thursday, Aug. 22

The 100th Saint Anthony’s Feast is coming to the North End Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia.

Opening ceremonies and the procession of the Feast of Santa Lucia will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. The Statue will be carried through the streets and a candlelight procession will welcome her back to the outdoor chapel at 10:30 p.m.

Opening ceremonies of Saint Anthony’s Centennial Feast will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 23. There will be a parade through the streets followed by music and dancing. At 8:30 p.m. there will be fireworks over inner Boston Harbor.

On Saturday, August 24, public viewing and veneration of the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony will take place at the Outdoor Chapel of St. Anthony from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and St. Lucy’s Chapel from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The fun continues all weekend with Italian American music, delicious foods and confections, religious services, cooking demonstrations, olive oil and cheese tastings, live radio and TV broadcasts, and the grand procession of Saint Anthony & Saint Lucy, featuring award-winning drum and bugle corps, marching bands, sponsor floats and color guard.

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3 Replies to “100th Saint Anthony’s Feast August 23 – 25; Santa Lucia Begins the Festivities Thursday, Aug. 22

  1. The fact that these feasts are allowed to have a marching band parade through the neighborhood after 9pm when there are so many children living here is beyond me. So inconsiderate!!!

    1. The feasts are once a year on weekends, school is not in session and they have a permit until 11pm. But let’s stop a 100 year old tradition at 9pm because you moved from Newton? Embrace the festive city life, kids love the feasts, come and be part of the neighborhood.

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