Little Italy: Feast of San Gennaro

In 1926, The Feast of San Gennaro was a one-day religious holiday on September 19th, for the new Italian immigrants, in NYC’s “Little Italy” in lower Manhattan, to celebrate San Gennaro, Patron Saint of Naples. A group of cafe owners built a simple chapel to enclose the statue of their saint. The devout pinned offerings for the needy to the …