Victoria Giuliano – East Harlem Giglio Society
Giglio Society Member 2019
Donna Damico Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
JoAnna Esposito Meriden, Connecticut
Giglio Society Member 2019
Stefanie Farrington Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Marcello Genovese Mystic Island, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Andre Genovese Mystic Island, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Pasquale Cuomo New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Anthony Barrella Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Charles Marrone Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Giglio Society Member 2019
Bobby Surella North Arlington, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Donna Arias Brick, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Philip Bruno Sr. South Hempstead, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Lucille Freda Medford, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Nancy Granata Freehold, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Joanne Filardo Toms River, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
John Catenacci Freehold, New Jersey
Giglio Society Member 2019
Anthony Hogquist Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Mariano Benzo Tampa, Florida
Giglio Society Member 2019
Jessica Rizzo Brooklyn, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Carole Rizzo Brooklyn, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Katie Zangaglia Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Megan Zangaglia Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Erin Zangaglia Bronx, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Samuel Alvino New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Oscar Pacheco New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Roseanne Alebrande New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Michelle Alebrande New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Howard Edelstein New York, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Michael Trapani Glen Cove, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Larry Trapani Melville, New York
Giglio Society Member 2019
Dina Treglia Bronx, New York

Victoria Giuliano

Hello Giglio family, I am writing a small introduction for one of our Giglio Boys, Matty Guiliano’s daughter Victoria. This young lady had to write something for cultural diversity day at school, she chose our great tradition to write about. Take a couple of minutes and read this young lady’s work, she is truly a proud Giglio Girl and will be carrying on this tradition for many years to come. The children of our feast are the future of our feast and I want to take a second to thank all the the parents, grandparents who raise these children to be Giglio Strong, because of you our tradition will last a lifetime.

The Giglio is the Feast of Saint Anthony where 150 people carry an 80 foot statue in his honor. The Giglio Feast (Giglio in Italian means Lily) started in Italy. They still do it in Italy but they also do it is East Harlem, New York City; although it’s not as big as it is in Italy. They have a Children’s Giglio and it’s so much fun. The Giglio kids carry it through the streets and afterwards my friends and I get to go on the rides. Then, the next day, it’s the Men’s Giglio; but the women can carry it too. After we’re done with the Giglio, we go down into the church basement and eat and then the DJ drops his sick beats. How did this start in Italy and in New York you might ask? Well, when Italian immigrants came to America they took it upon themselves to make it a tradition in their new homeland, just like they did in Italy. The Giglio has been danced in America from 1908-2016. In Italy, they do it all day, where in America we stop and it’s not all night through the next morning. I suggest you come.  by:Victoria Giuliano

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