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San Who…? La Festa di San Gennaro Il Patrono di Napoli (Patron Saint of Naples)

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1 San Who…? La Festa di San Gennaro Il Patrono di Napoli (Patron Saint of Naples)

2 Whats a Patron Saint? A patron saint is an individual who is contributed with protecting or saving a town from some type of natural disaster, such as plague or famine Patron saints usually have some type of shrine dedicated to them. In San Gennaros case, we have two: Basilica of Naples/Church in Pozzuoli

3 Why do people have patron saints? Whats the purpose? Why is Gennaro considered Naples saint? Protects town from …….

4 Il Vesuvio! Protects people of Naples from eruption But how does he do that?? Scuderia Vesuvio

5 History of San Gennaro: Punti Importanti Gennaro was Bishop of Benevento in the third century A.D. Was beheaded in 305 by the Roman Emperor Diocletian – His remains and some of his blood were collected and kept by a woman In 1313, the miracle of his blood liquefying occurred for first time, after that his remains were brought to Naples, later moved to Pozzuoli

6 Basilica di San Gennaro a Napoli

7 Santuario di San Gennaro-Pozzuoli

8 Punti Aggiuntivi: Procession or feast takes place every year on Sept. 19 (diciannove settembre) in Spaccanapoli

9 Feast of San Gennaro in N.Y.-Mulberry Street One of the oldest Italian-American festivals celebrated in the States in various cities, #1 New York


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