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Il Vesuvio!

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Il Vesuvio!
San Who…?
La Festa di San Gennaro
Il Patrono di Napoli
(Patron Saint of Naples)
What’s a Patron Saint?
• A patron saint is an individual who is
contributed with protecting or saving a town
from some type of natural disaster, such as
plague or famine
• Patron saints usually have some type of shrine
dedicated to them. In San Gennaro’s case, we
have two: Basilica of Naples/Church in
Pozzuoli
Why do people have patron saints?
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What’s the purpose?
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• Why is Gennaro considered Naples’ saint?
• Protects town from …….
Il Vesuvio!
• Protects people of Naples from eruption
• But how does he do that??
Scuderia
Vesuvio
History of San Gennaro: Punti
Importanti
• Gennaro was Bishop of Benevento in the third
century A.D.
• Was beheaded in 305 by the Roman Emperor
Diocletian – His remains and some of his
blood were collected and kept by a woman
• In 1313, the miracle of his blood liquefying
occurred for first time, after that his remains
were brought to Naples, later moved to
Pozzuoli
Basilica di San Gennaro a Napoli
Santuario di San Gennaro-Pozzuoli
Punti Aggiuntivi:
• Procession or feast takes place every year on
Sept. 19 (diciannove settembre) in
Spaccanapoli
Feast of San Gennaro in N.Y.-Mulberry
Street
• One of the oldest Italian-American festivals
celebrated in the States in various cities, #1
New York
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