Because most Italians grow up in a Roman Catholic
tradition, saints days and feast days are very special.
Besides celebrating birthdays, many Italians celebrate the feast
day of the saint whose name they bear.
The feast day of the patrona, Santa Maria Goretti Day, is
probably the best- established event celebrated by the Italian
community in Edmonton. Besides the Mass and procession, which
consists of churchgoers carrying the statue of the saint and singing
religious songs around the block, there is a picnic with games for