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86th Annual St. Rocco’s Feast

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86th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to be held in Malden on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015 A full weekend of entertainment, featuring Malden’s own Charlie Farren and more! On August 7, 8 and 9, the Saint Rocco’s Feast Association will celebrate 86 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”. The feast has grown significantly over the years with locals and visitors and many former Malden residents who view the feast as an informal “Family Reunion”. Festivities begin on Friday August 7 at 6:30PM, with a procession led by the statue of Saint Rocco followed by musical entertainment ...

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Ferragosto: Differences between Italy and United States

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When I was a little child, August was my absolute favorite month. The world seemed to slow down, to the point of grinding to a standstill. My hometown of Rome becomes a ghostly desert of stores closed for vacation and tourists roaming helplessly through narrow streets to find a “nasone,” the typical water fountains one can find in the Italian capital. No locals can be found, especially on Ferragosto, August 15, which marks the holiday celebrating the Assumption of Mary. There is even a funny Italian movie I recommend, called “Pranzo di Ferragosto” (Mid-Summer Lunch), which deals with some of ...

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85th St. Rocco’s Feast a Huge Success

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The St. Rocco’s Feast committee members should pat themselves on the back for putting on one of the best feasts in the history of St. Rocco. A few of Malden’s finest talents, such as Paul Gilligan, Dave Russo, Charlie Farren and Joey Voices drew crowds of thousands to Pearl and Thacher Streets. The aroma of sausage sandwiches, meatballs, freshly shucked oysters, fried dough, espresso coffee and cannoli were only a few from the vast choices of food on display all weekend. The St. Rocco procession weaved through the streets of Malden stopping often for devotees to pin money onto the ...

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