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Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca North End
August 18-19, 2018
Recurring daily
Price: Free
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The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna Del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900's, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.Thursday, 6pm, Blessing of the Fishing Waters at Christopher Columbus Park

Feast opens at 6:00 pm on Friday; 12pm-11pm Sat. & Sun.Sunday 1:00 pm Grand Procession starts; 8:00 pm Flight of the Angel Fleet, Lewis & North Streets

Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca