the irish have st. patrick's day, the mexicans have cinco de mayo, and the italians have san gennaro.
San Gennaro (Saint Januarius) was an Italian bishop who was martyred (probably during the reign of diocletian). He is best known for the annual liquification (righteous) of his dried blood (which occurs around his feast day). sidenote: the dollar bills underneath the statue pinned to ribbons are part of most italian devotions, it is considered 'good luck' to pin a dollar bill to the ribbon.
friday we went to the san gennaro festival in little italy. minus the fact that it was super packed therefore you were forced to walk at the pace of a snail, the festival was awesome.
there was a lot to see, do, and of course eat, and now that we are living in a heavily italian area of brooklyn i'm trying a little bit of everything (food wise) and also trying not gain 40 lbs.
my newest favorite food discovery are zeppoles. similar to a donut (but better) i probably would have been better off (health wise) staying in the dark on these.
mine was shaped like a cornucopia which i found strangely appropriate for the fall.