St. Joseph’s Day at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano St. Joseph’s Day

Mar 03, 2019 744

BY: Vicky Carabini

Celebrate this feast day at Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano 10:00am – 2:00pm. This annual celebration includes our Italian St. Joseph Table, ringing of the historic bells, live mariachi music, community presentations, special guest lecture on Cliff Swallows, Mission Basilica School performances, history of St. Joseph Day and the Swallows legend. For information visit

To volunteer to work the St. Joseph table and help with the food drive email La Festa di San Giuseppe, the Feast of Saint Joseph, is celebrated by Catholics worldwide, but it is especially important in Italy; it serves as Father’s Day in Italy, Giuseppe, of course, being the man who stepped in to be the earthly father of Jesus. The holiday is particularly special in Sicily, where St. Joseph is honored for saving the island from famine during the Middle Ages; the population survived on fava beans, which is why fava beans are also part of the celebration in Sicily.

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