A local Hoboken favorite is back for its 112th year. St. Ann’s Italian Festival in Hoboken has just announced its summer 2022 dates for July, which means residents have plenty of time to prepare for the beloved summer festival. This year, the party will take place from Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26 at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboken. Read on for what we know about the Italian St. Ann Festival 2022 in Hoboken.
History of the Sainte-Anne festival
Hoboken has a thriving Italian population. Many of those residing here are descended from immigrants from San Giacomo, a province of Salerno, Italy, which is named after Saint James the Apostle. A wave of immigrants came to Hoboken from Italy in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Although a lot of time has passed since that surge, many locals still feel connected and celebrate the spirit of Italy – and that desire to stay connected dates back to the early 1900s.
To defend these religious and traditional values, the Hobokenites of San Giacomese created the St. Ann’s Society, a group that defends the values of their native village. The construction of their church was a success, and to honor it, the St. Ann’s Society decided to throw a big party in honor of St. Ann and the traditions of the San Giacomese. Members even went door-to-door around Hoboken to raise the funds for this celebratory party, and in July 1910 they reached their fundraising goal and the festival was born. Fast forward 112 years, and St. Anne’s Day is still celebrated by Hobokenites with many of the same foods and traditions unchanged.
2022 Festival Dates, Times and Events
St. Ann’s Italian Festival will take place Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26 at 704 Jefferson Street.
Visitors can expect to see the famous Zeppoles, cheesesteaks, rice balls, wood-fired pizzas, fried calamari, seafood salad, and more. There will also be a beer garden and live music for all to enjoy.
The festival will take place at the following times:
- Friday July 22: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
- Saturday July 23: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sunday July 24: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Monday July 25: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 26 – Saint Anne’s Day: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
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There will once again be the Grand Draw 50/50 as well as the Nightly 50/50 available, and last year the big winner took home $41,000.
The nine-day novena, nine days of prayer, will begin from Sunday July 17 to Monday July 25 at 7 p.m. The Mass of the day of the Festival will take place on Tuesday July 26 at 11 a.m. followed by the Procession.
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