July 2005 Archives

The Giglio

Williamsburg, NY, USA -- 10 July 2005 | Permalink
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Some photographs taken at Williamsburg's Feast of the Giglio. The strange evolution of the tradition - from fourth-century Italian villagers welcoming a returning saint with lilies to a ceremony in which a hundred and twenty burly men 'dance' a five-ton tower through the streets of Brooklyn - actually makes some kind of sense if you read the history.