Our Lady of Mount Carmel Giglio Feast Rises Once Again


The Brooklyn feast attracts thousands who come to witness the jaw-dropping Giglio lift.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Giglio Feast — New York, NY

Wednesday, July 5th to Sunday July, 16th

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

There’s nothing quite like it.

This year, the statue — 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 roughly 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th.

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

Check out the ISDA Feast Day and Parade Guide for more information on Italian events happening around the U.S. this summer.

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