Lift the Giglio In Williamsburg's Famous OLMC Feast Starting July 6th

Get ready to celebrate this year’s OLMC Feast starting tomorrow, July 6th.

The celebration is two-fold, pledging devotion to La Madonna Della Carmine (also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel or the Virgin Mary), as well as a commemoration the journey of Bishop Paolino whose story culminated in a celebration with lilies.

The Giglio (pronounced JEEL-YO) – it is a 75 to 85 foot tall wooden structure with a papier-mâché face adorned with beloved saints and colorful flowers. Most prominent of the flowers is the Lily, which is called a Giglio in Italian – hence the name of the structure.

The festival lasts from July 6-17 with the famous lifting of the Giglio and parade occurring on Sunday July 10th.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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