June 26, 2014

A Look at the 2014 Dressing of the Giglio, Franklin Square, New York

First the frame of the giglio is erected
Photos courtesy of Bobby Maida
Every year the Sons of San Paolino di Nola of Franklin Square, Long Island erect an elaborate three story giglio in honor of their beloved patron, San Paolino di Nola (Friday, June 20th)These photos show the dedication of the builders and all the hard work that goes into "dressing" the votive tower. Thank you Bobby Maida for sharing them with us.

The Feast kicked off yesterday at St. Catherine of Siena Church (33 New Hyde Park Road) and will continue through Sunday, June 29th. The Dancing of the Giglio will take place on Saturday, June 28th at 4pm, with a special late night lift at approximately 10pm.
Workers scale the tower and attach the various papier mâché segments
Saint Anthony is lifted into position 
Saint Catherine of Siena is added 
San Paolino takes his place of honor at the base of the giglio
Finally, a decorative partition is affixed to the platform 
Before and after

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