Saint Joseph’s Day is also Father’s Day in Italy

Mar 14, 2019 776

BY: Marco Fogliazza

Father’s Day in Italy is celebrated on March 19th, while in the rest of the world the dates vary. In Italy and in the countries of Catholic tradition, fathers are celebrated on March 19th, a date that coincides with the day dedicated by the church to Saint Joseph. In Anglo-Saxon countries it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Italian traditions will guide you on the discovery of this celebration telling you about its origins, about the traditional cakes dedicated to the father figure and the typical Italian traditions related to this day. The religious cult of the figure of St. Joseph is very old and was born in the East in the early Middle Ages and then spread throughout the west already in the fourteenth century. 

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