Hoboken Italian Festival: Feast of Madonna Dei Martiri

Submitted by Anthony Onaf


This week on September 8 thru 11 the city of Hoboken will celebrate its Italian Festival Feast of Madonna Dei Martiri.  The host for this year event will be Johnny Maggio.  If you are in or near the Hoboken areas this weekend then make certain you attend this eventful celebration.  

The Madonna Dei Martiri (Madonna of the Martyrs) is the patron saint of sailors and has had special significance to the port town of Molfetta, Italy for centuries.

In the 1100s, crusaders returning to Molfetta by boat from the Holy Land found an icon of the Madonna in the water. They brought it to the hospital where it became known as the Madonna of the Martyrs in honor of those who died there of their battle wounds as martyrs of their faith.

Come out to enjoy great food and fun!


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