New York’s San Gennaro Feast Canceled Amid Resurgent Pandemic

It's official, the nation's biggest Italian American feast will not be held in 2020.

The 94th Annual San Gennaro Feast was officially canceled on Thursday evening, as COVID-19 cases spike across the country.

The 11-day feast, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to Mulberry Street every year, was founded in 1926 and has only been canceled twice—after 9/11, and now, amid a resurgent pandemic.

However, the Solemn High Mass and Procession will go on.

Times of the Mass and Procession on Sept. 19 will be announced soon. 

Read the complete cancellation statement from the board members of Figli di San Gennaro:

Italian Sons and Daughters of America, in partnership with the Italian American Podcast, toured the “Feast of All Feasts” in 2019 to delve into the history, heritage and flavors of the larger-than-life celebration.

Watch below:

"San Gennaro – The Feast of All Feasts" Greetings From Italian America: Ep. 1

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, one of the world's largest celebrations, has endured for decades thanks to generations of Italian-Americans. The 11-day "Feast of All Feasts" brings together time-honored traditions, cherished recipes and centuries of history. Join us as we explore it all, and subscribe to our new video series, “Greetings from Italian America,” here:

Posted by Italian Sons and Daughters of America on Monday, December 2, 2019

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