Hoboken Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri

9/8/2008 Update:

A couple other readers sent some pics of yesterday’s Madonna procession.

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See others after the jump…

9/7/2008:

In case some of you didn’t know, besides the food, bands and fireworks, the big tradition of the annual Hoboken Italian Festival is the carrying of the Madonna Dei Martiri statue all around town.

Here’s a photo that Furey took today of the procession walking up First Street. You can see the rest of his pictures on his Flickr Account.

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Oh, and here’s a video of how they do it in Italy:

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6 Comments on "Hoboken Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri"


MF
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8 years 18 days ago

i think you can cope for a few days. with all the problems in hoboken, why should this really be considered that big a deal. it’s important to maintain traditions. with the way this county is going, pretty soon we’re all going to be speaking spanish if we don’t remember our past as this festival does.

bjkelite
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bjkelite
8 years 18 days ago

[quote comment=”104282″]i love the way they dont shut down streets, they just move right into traffic.

I’m not being sarcastic either….i like they way the parade just becomes part of the everyday flow[/quote]

Yeah, it’s real great…let’s move a huge-ass procession at a snail’s pace through the streets of Hoboken. Good idea.

NickAdams
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NickAdams
8 years 18 days ago

Here is a link to some photos of the procession of the Feast.

http://inourtime.smugmug.com/gallery/5911804_2GxrE/1/367808470_pWMNn

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor
8 years 19 days ago

i love the way they dont shut down streets, they just move right into traffic.

I’m not being sarcastic either….i like they way the parade just becomes part of the everyday flow

MF
Member
8 years 19 days ago

it’s nice to see reminders of hope that our society hasn’t completely become a Blackberry-slaving, vapid wasteland of disconnectedness by seeing the preservation as here, of old country traditions. great story.

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