Wallet used at Santa Lucia Festivals

Title

Wallet used at Santa Lucia Festivals

Subject

Little Italy, Omaha, Neb.

Description

Pam's Nonna (Concetta Monaco) gave each grandkids, great-grandkids two dollars from this wallet for the Santa Lucia festival to give to the saint. Her Nonna believed that Santa Lucia saved her Nonno, and this was the way to repay the saint, having the descendants give to the saint. Her Nonna died at age 104, she had already began to collect money for the next festival.

Source

Pam Rowland, Little Italy Omaha History Harvest, 2018

Rights

Creative Commons 4.0 License

Files

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Citation

“Wallet used at Santa Lucia Festivals,” History Harvest, accessed June 17, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/1520.

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