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Saturday
12
MAY

80th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

14:00
Surf Sailors St Simons
Event organized by Surf Sailors St Simons

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An annual tradition, this beautiful Old World processional through Historic Hanover Square was started by the Portuguese community in 1938 to commemorate the first appearance of The Blessed Virgin to three children near the town of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917.

Hand-carved Brazilian Oak statue, with a crown of gold and precious stones, identical to the statue in Fatima, is placed on a carved wooden shoulder carrier and decorated with flowers. Parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church process singing through the park.

New this year, the City of Brunswick has asked the marina to get as; many of our customer's boats involved as possible! So, if you would like your boat to be blessed during this old annual tradition please submit your information using the link below:

https://www.brunswickblessing.com/registration