Netcong: St Cesario Feast 2017- 115th Anniversary
For those of you who are unaware of the tradition of the St. Cesario Feast in July and the Feast of the Assumption in August, here is a little bit of history for your understanding.
“The custom of honoring favorite saints with outdoor ceremonies was brought to America more than 100years ago by the early Italian immigrants. The festivals vary in size and character. Some consist of only the saint’s status, a band and a procession while others are colossal celebrations that last several days and include symphonic bands, entertainers, food stands, rides and fireworks. A familiar sight at most festivals is the saint’s statue covered with money or jewelry, later donated to the local church or saint’s society.”
That is just a brief explanation of why the Feasts in Netcong are so traditional and important to the natives of this town. Netcong was primarily inhabited by Catholic Italian families and the celebrations were (and still are to some) considered a big deal.
|Event Date||07-22-2017 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||07-22-2017 11:00 pm|