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August 31, 2013

Viva Sant' Alfio!

The Feast of the Three Saints kicks off in Lawrence


Angelo Magliocchetti of Haverhill agrees.

“Italian people are very religious and they believe in the saints,” he said. “This will go on forever because we’re passing it on to our children and grandchildren.”

The fun continues Feast of the Three Saints It continues on Saturday and Sunday. Events include a church fair both days at 2 p.m. at the parish center. A Saturday highlight is the torchlight parade around 7:30 p.m., honoring the Three Saints, ending with fireworks and a cantata played by the St. Alfio's Band. Sunday there will be a 10 a.m. in honor of the Three Saints celebrated by Cardinal Sean O'Malley at Holy Rosary Church. The procession with the saints' statues throughout downtown starts at 3 p.m. Mahrajan Festival celebrating Lebanese heritage and culture through music by Andre Keedy and Ensemble and DJ Rikon, and dancing by the Dadke troop. It runs Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 145 Amesbury St. There will also be Lebanese and American dishes, raffles, baskets, games. There will be a souvenir booth featuring handcraft items from Lebanon. Bread and Roses Festival It features entertainment on three stages, including five-time Grammy nominee, Marcia Ball as headliner. Other performers include Bread and Puppet Theater, Odaiko New England Taiko drummers, Emma's Revolution, and more. There will also be children's activities and trolley and walking tours highlighting the city's historical sites. It runs Monday from noon to 6 p.m., in and around Campagnone Common, 200 Common St.

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