Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola

Night Dancing of the Giglio Is Tonight, Feast Ends Sunday (7/21)

The Giglio (Courtesy of OLMC Feast)

The night dancing of the Giglio at the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel takes place in Williamsburg tonight at 7 p.m. The annual festival runs through July 21, and tonight the famous four-ton spire will be hoisted during a procession that involves over 300 lifters, approximately 80 are first time volunteers. If you missed the  Giglio Sunday lift, checkout the video with Giglio footage and interviews from Current News:

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 Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel Overcomes Volunteer Shortage to Carry Four-Ton Giglio

The Giglio last year (courtesy of OLMC Feast)

The annual Italian-American celebration that has taken place for the past 116 years in Williamsburg, the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola, kicked off last night and runs through July 21st.

The most storied event during the annual celebration is the hoisting of the four-ton Giglio (taking place this Sunday) which requires over 300 volunteers to carry the decorated tower and attached stage that in the past has held a 10-piece brass band. Continue reading

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