Grab your greens, whites and reds and get ready for a brief history lesson…
Earthly father to the son of God, St. Joseph is believed to have sent rains to Sicily, Italy to wash away drought and famine, reviving the crops and hence initiating the day we celebrate today in his honor. A day to feast, March 19th is dedicated to being famine-free and paying homage to this compassionate and loving man and father.
» zeppoles from LaSalle Bakery in Providence, RI
Hailed today as Sicily’s patron saint, St. Joseph’s Day is steeped in Italian tradition; celebrated by feasting on traditional Italian dishes and pastries. Just two days after St. Patrick’s Day, to mark this holiday, we Rhode Islanders travel to our local Italian bakeries in troths searching for the perfect zeppoles and any other delicious treat we can get our hands on!
However you spend your Saturday, we hope you’re enjoying all the blessings (and food!) in your life… take nothing for granted and, of course, grab a zeppole! xo