The Feast of the Assumption

A city celebrates its 118th annual celebration in honor of Mary in Little Italy...

This article, written by Laura DeMarco of The Plain Dealer, appears on

118th Feast of the Assumption carries on Italian traditions in Little Italy

Girls in lacy white Communion dresses proudly accompanied the Virgin Mary down the street. Old women in black followed them, rosaries in hand, their heads covered. The priests stopped every so often to bless the crowds and pray as the procession wound down Mayfield Road in Little Italy. Men and women in brightly colored peasant costumes bowed their heads.

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