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July 22, 2009 > Newark Holy Ghost festival celebration

Newark Holy Ghost festival celebration

By Miriam G. Mazliach
Photos By Bill Mancebo

Organized by Portuguese heritage groups, Holy Ghost festivals are typically held over two to three days and feature a special elaborate procession, preceding a Catholic Mass. Following the religious service, a meal of traditional sopas (meat soup) is served to attendees.

Newark's Holy Ghost Festival will include a parade along Thornton Boulevard, Mass at St. Edward Catholic Church as well as festivities and food at the Pavilion on
Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.

Saturday, July 25 - Mass at 11 a.m. followed by Bodo de Leite, Various Events and Dance in the evening.

Sunday, July 26 - 10 a.m. Festa do Divino Espirito Santo Parade, Mass, Sopas, Auction and Dance.

Newark Holy Ghost Festival and Parade
Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m.
Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m.

Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Avenue, Newark
(510) 793-4062

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