NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A beloved tradition in Brooklyn dating back to 1903 returned Sunday.

More than 100 men lifted the Giglio through the streets of Williamsburg as part of a huge Catholic festival put on by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

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It honors Italian Saint Paulinus of Nola, who offered his life to save others.

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The event was put on hold in 2020 because of the pandemic, but it returned strong this year.

Sunday’s prayer was dedicated to all the lives lost to COVID-19.

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The feast runs through July 18.

CBSNewYork Team