The Sunday rain kept people away during the day, but then the feast grounds filled right up after the rain stopped this weekend for the 87th annual feast of Our Lady of Angels in Fairhaven. Friday night and all day Sunday saw healthy crowds for the procession, food stands, games for kids, and the auctions.
Known as the “Biggest-Little Feast,” the traditional Portuguese festa includes a religious procession along Main Street, traditional Portuguese foods such as linguica, cacoila and bifana, and both Portuguese and American music.
Images from OLOA’s past
Andy Jones sent in these old photographs from the procession of Our Lady of Angels Feast, probably in the early 1960s. The photos were taken by Andy’s grandfather, George L. Jones. Unfortunately, there was no writing on them to indicate when they were taken.
“I wish they were of better quality so that they could be reproduced,” wrote Mr. Jones in an email. “If nothing else, I’m happy that I have these photos to commemorate some of the history of our town.”
We are too, Andy, we are, too.
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