Photos of the Day: Scenes from Day One of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, 7-30-15

Scenes from the opening day of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford, MA.

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Groupo Folclorico dances away as rain sweeps in during opening night of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Groupo Folclorico dances away as rain sweeps in during opening night of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A woman tries on a Madeiran hat during the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A woman tries on a Madeiran hat during the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A shadow of a cross appears on a barrel of Madeiran wine from last year at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A shadow of a cross appears on a barrel of Madeiran wine from last year at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Guitars hang at the entrance of Immaculate Conception Church at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Guitars hang at the entrance of Immaculate Conception Church at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

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