Why is San Gennaro celebrated? The feast day of San Gennaro is the day of the liquefaction of the Saint’s blood. San Gennaro’s bones and two ancient ampoules containing his blood are kept in the Cathedral of Naples. According to history, after San Gennaro’s martyrdom, his blood was collected by a devout woman named Eusebia.
Where is the Feast of San Gennaro? Where is the Feast of San Gennaro? The Feast of San Gennaro is located along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets. The festival stage is located on the corner of Grand and Motts Sts and features live entertainment starting at 6:30pm each night.
How long is the Saint Gennaro Feast NYC? Every year, on the second Thursday of September, New York celebrates for 11 days, the holiday of Napoli (Italy) patron – San Gennaro. On the elevens (11) day of the festival, at the end of the mass that takes place on the Church of the Most Precious Blood, a traditional parade is held.
What is there to eat at San Gennaro festival? Fried foods are a staple of Neapolitan celebrations, and the feast is no exception. Zeppole are synonymous with Italian street fairs in America. Sweets generally are an important part of the festival. Torrone, a nougat filled with almonds or pistachios, is common.