St. Joseph’s Day Traditions

Mar 15, 2016 2038

By Nicky D Cooks


Every March 19th, we celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph. To mark this occasion we wear red clothing and eat Italian food.


St. Joseph is regarded by many Italian Americans as the Patron saint of Italy, especially those from the southern portion of the country. It is believed that St. Joseph prevented a famine from occurring in Sicily during the Middle Ages. On March 19th feasts are celebrated in his honor to mark this occasion.

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