Towering Feast Day Statue Rises Once Again in Brooklyn Neighborhood

The Feast Day spectacle dates back to the early 1900s, and is expected tp attract tens of thousands of people.

Every summer, thousands of New Yorkers flock to Brooklyn and witness the lifting of the Giglio: a 4-ton, 72-foot statue that’s carried through the crowd by 150 men.

There’s nothing quite like it, and this year marks the 116th anniversary of the larger-than-life tradition.

The giglio — bearing the likeness of St. Paulinus — will be hoisted and lugged down North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets to North Tenth Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14th.

Apart from this herculean spectacle, attendees can expect the usual feast attractions, including live music, authentic and street-side Italian fare, games, spiritual dedications and more.

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