Saturday, March 19, 2016
366 Project - Day 79 - "Festa di San Giuseppe"
March 19, 2016 - "Festa di San Giuseppe"
Today is "St. Joseph's Day". To Italians and Italian-Americans, this is sort of our "St. Patrick's Day" - except we tend to wear red instead of green - and we focus more on food than on drink. St. Joseph's Day is also the equivalent of "Father's Day" in Italy.
In our house the "Tavola di San Giuseppe" (St. Joseph's Table) has been set up and blessed - and the Litany of St. Joseph has been prayed.
The three tiers of the table represent the Trinity. The small Palm Crosses will be placed upon the graves of our loved ones this weekend. The food that is currently on our St. Joseph's Table represents just a small portion of the food that will be donated to the local food pantry and homeless shelters.
There's no "Zeppole", yet. They're traditionally on the table as well - but we're going to be out of town for most of the day today, so those will have to come later as a sweet ending to the day.
So - from our family to yours - "Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!"
San Giuseppe, prega per noi!
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