August 8, 2013

A Look at the 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Part 2)

Evviva Maria!
Final preparations are made before Monday's celebration
Children release balloons to honor the Madonna
Members of the Our Lady of Snow Ladies Auxiliary carry the Blessed Mother
to San Sabino. The ritual is a reenactment, albeit on a much smaller scale,
of the centuries-old tradition that takes place in Sanza
San Sabino escorts the Madonna through the streets of Williamsburg
Members of the San Sabino Society join in the festivities 
The standard bearer is all smiles 
The procession makes its way down Graham Avenue  
Who else but Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band?
Inside the San Sabino Society social club is a wonderful mural
of San Sabino watching over Sanza by Frank Prisco (2008)  
After Mass members of the Our Lady of Snow and San Sabino societies
pose with local dignitaries outside Saint Francis of Paola Church
A float carries the "figli di Madonna della Neve" 
Above and below: Residents offer refreshments to members of the procession
Above and below: Personal shrines are set up along the parade route
During the closing ceremony banners and flags are returned to the hall
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
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