Now that the snow has finally all melted, the Boston area can start gearing up for Italian feast season once again!
Boston’s North End will once again feature the bulk of the celebrations, which will kick off June 7 with the Santa Maria di Anzano procession, followed by processions for St. Anthony of Padua (June 14), St. Padre Pio (June 28), Madonna delle Grazie (July 12), and St. Rocco (July 19). The neighborhood’s first feast will be St. Agrippina di Mineo (July 31-Aug. 2), folllowed by the Madonna della Cava Feast (Aug. 7-9) and the Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca (Aug. 13-16). The season will be topped off with St. Anthony’s Feast (Aug. 28-30) and St. Lucy’s Feast (Aug. 31), a procession for Santa Rosalia di Palermo (Sept. 13) and St. Joseph’s Feast (Oct. 2-4).
Outside Boston, feasts will take place in Gloucester (St. Peter, June 24-28), Newton (St. Mary of Carmen, July 15-19), Malden (St. Rocco, Aug. 7-9), Lawrence (Three Saints, Sept. 5-6), and Cambridge (Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Sept. 12-13).