Italian-Americans pay homage to Saint Anthony

Italian-Americans flooded East 187th Street Saturday afternoon to pay homage to Saint Anthony. They honored the saint by carrying an 8-ton wooden structure called a

Italian-Americans flooded East 187th Street Saturday afternoon to pay homage to Saint Anthony.

Italian-Americans flooded East 187th Street Saturday afternoon to pay homage to Saint Anthony. (6/15/13)

THE BRONX - Italian-Americans flooded East 187th Street Saturday afternoon to pay homage to Saint Anthony.

They honored the saint by carrying an 8-ton wooden structure called a giglio to celebrate the patron saint of lost items.

The 60-foot giglio is only part of the tradition. Since Saint Anthony was known for charity, many people pin money on his statue as a dedication and to ask for blessings.
 

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