When:
Friday, Aug 09, 2019 7:00p -
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 11:00p

Where:
North End
Hanover St
Boston, MA 02114

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Food, Music

Event website:
http://madonnadellacava.com/

Feast opens at 7:00 pm on Friday; 12pm-11pm Saturday & Sunday.

Hanover St. Between Charter St. & Commercial St.

On the second week of each August, the North End celebrates the Feast of Madonna Della Cava, which coincides with the festival held in Pietraperzia, Sicily. A beautiful cloth banner bearing the Madonna’s image is carried throughout the neighborhood during the procession to collect money and valuables donated by the citizenry. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, a special raffle was held and the prize was a lamb, representing sacrifice. The traditional use of a cloth banner of the saint – rather than a statue – is based on the belief that a statue will fall and crack, just like the stone bearing the image of the Madonna once did so many centuries ago.

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09/08/2019 19:00:00 11/08/2019 23:00:00 15 Madonna Della Cava Feast Feast opens at 7:00 pm on Friday; 12pm-11pm Saturday & Sunday. Hanover St. Between Charter St. & Commercial St. On the second week of each August, the North End celebrates the Feast of Madonn... North End, Boston, MA 02114 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit