Friday, September 28, 2012

Pink Saturday - San Gennaro Feast in NYC

Happy Pink Saturday! I have missed all of you sooooooooooo very much! Blogger and Google have been given me a hard time about uploading pictures but I am here now and happy! This post is about the Feast of San Gennaro (Saint Gennaro) in Little Italy in NYC. San Gennaro is the Patron Saint of Naples Italy.  The Feast began in September 1926 when new immigrants arrived  from Naples and moved and visited NYC Mulberry Street, Little Italy to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the Patron Saint of Napoli  (Naples) "San Gennaro". His feast day is September 19 in the Roman Catholic Churches Litergical calenar.
It is now celebrated every year for 11 Days. So many tourists and family members of "Little Italy" that moved away from the CIty come back and visit. The celebration is full of street vendors who make sausage and pepper hero's, zepolle (Italian fried dough with powdered sugar on top, Cannoli, rides, carnival games and of course the restaurants and cafes all are busy and festive trying to get you to go try their place. We ate at Casa Bella and had a fabulous feast then walked it off walking the Parade route where a gorgeous Statue of San Genarro was carried through the Feast accompanied by a band and crowds of people. For Dessert we ate at Ferrara's and brought pastries home to the family. What a wonderful night.
I am going to visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and all the wonderful Pink Saturday posts to catch up with my Pink Friends who I have missed terribly!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Missing in Action - Google's Fault!!

I supposedly ran out of "storage" for google blogger! Seriously? So it tells me to pay money every month or yearly. I have asked people on Face Book and some have paid but I am still not sure on what to do. I even tried deleting so many old posts and still I could not upload. I was thinking possible it has something to do with Pic Monkey since it is the last site I used. Google wants me to use Picassa but come on let me just post to my blog and let's all move on. Please give me any feedback, it really will be appreciated. This is what happens {} Miss you all lots xoox