Every year on September 19th in Napoli, the locals celebrate the patron saint of the city: San Gennaro
The legend says that a woman collected the blood of the saint in question after being decapitated in 305 AD, putting it in two ampoules preserved today in the Cathedral of Naples, and who regularly every year takes place the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro.
The festival is also celebrated by Neapolitan communities around the world outside Italy. The Annual Feast of San Gennaro, celebrated by the American Italian community is actually New York City’s oldest, biggest and best religious street festival and attracts more than 3 million people over 11 days in September.
During the celebration, Statue of San Gennaro carried through the Feast along with marching bands and colorful parade floats.