Saint Agrippina Festival
Each summer in Boston’s North End, 20 men of the Saint Agrippina Benefit Society carry a a 2,000-pond statue and canopy in a procession through the historic Italian neighborhood. The festival is a weekend-long event with food, music and midway games. Above fireworks spell out the word “VIVA” (to live) at the end of the procession of Saint Agrippina.
Members of the Saint Agrippina society swing the heavy statue in a circle during the procession on Hawthorn Street.
A couple steal a kiss along the midway of the Saint Agrippina Festival.