Happy St. Joseph’s Day

St. Joseph’s Day is being celebrated today, March 19, 2010. St. Joseph’s Day has the strongest roots and traditions in Italy and it commemorates the feast day of St. Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary. Italian-Americans hold St. Joseph’s Day with a special importance, especially those with family from Sicily. St. Joseph was credited with preventing a famine in Sicily. Traditionally, red is worn on St. Joseph’s Day. Since St. Joseph is the patron saint of pastry chefs, you can enjoy some pastries like zeppole. Happy St. Joseph’s Day.

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