Vegan Italiano. That’s our theme and we’re sticking with it! We’re 12 posts in for this year’s VeganMoFo, all Italian-themed. Well, okay, Italian food-themed. However, we wanted to share some traditional Italian with you.
You may not know that last Thursday began the Feast of San Gennaro. This year is the 87th year of it being held in Little Italy in NYC. It’s HUGE? Why? Because it’s in the Big Apple. Plus, here we celebrate for 11 days. It’s actually a single day event, as a time for peace, faith and redemption in honor of Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples. FYI. Poppa Macaroon, was born in Naples.
The festival in NYC is a lot of fun with a lot of food and celebration. People come from all over the globe, especially La Bella Napoli, to partake in the joyous occassion. So, other than eating, what do Italians do? Well, they sing and dance, of course. One of the best known dances is the Tarantella. Often performed in a group, it’s traditionally done at weddings and other festive events.
Never seen it done? Check this out!