Friday, July 17, 2009
The Feast of Mount Carmel
Yesterday Berkeley Heights, NJ celebrated the final day of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Unique in the area, the popular festival featured a week-long fair with rides, food, and, on the last two nights - fireworks lit up the sky (and upset dogs for miles around who thought the 4th of July ended their misery :-)
Here is a link to this blog's write up last year about the Mount Carmel Society and the annual fair. Every July the library gets phone calls asking about the dates, times, meaning and history of the Mount Carmel Feast and the Society and Festival. This year the Alternative Press published an excellent article that answered many of the questions that people commonly ask which filled a need for authoritative information on the subject. Here is the link to the Alternative Press article about the Mount Carmel Festival.