I have lived in the north end of Boston since the summer of 2007, I have always felt safe, always been entertained and never taken for granted the smell of the ocean when I step out of my front door. I do have to admit, there are times, when the tourists and the festivals that block the streets overwhelm me, and maybe even a selfish time when I just wanted a few more hours of sleep before the marching band starts outside my window. Today was different, today I was for the first time truly intrigued by St. Anthony’s Festival.
Seeing all the local Northenders filled with pride and love for the annual ceremony opened my eyes (and honestly pinged me with a bit of guilt) to appreciate how luck I am to constantly be exposed to traditions different than my own. What are some different traditions you have been lucky enough to experience or spectate?