So Sunday was opening day for the "Our Lady of Mt Carmel Feast"in Brooklyn. Every year in July they have a huge carnival/festival where they dance the Giglio. The Giglio is this hugggee 65 foot tall, 3 ton statue with a saint that sits on top. There is a platform where a band sits and 100 men carry it on their shoulders. They also carry a boat. The two statues start on opposite sides of the street and meet in the middle in front of the church. It's kind of hard to explain, you kinda need to see it so heres a video:
Two of my cousins lifted this year so the whole family went for Giglio Sunday. Besides the Giglio, theres a whole bunch of rides, games and booths full of food and all sorts of Italian paraphernalia. My nails need to join in on the festivities as well.
And heres some pictures that I took. (As you can probably tell, I hate being in pictures..I just take them...hahaa)
Cousins and my sister
More cousins (Theres Gia! You've met her before! haha) ..and Grandma
Moreeee cousins... and uncle Joe
My 2 cousins who lifted the Giglio
So thats it! Look out for my 400 follower contest/giveaway. It will be up this week!