Celebrating San Giuseppe

Celebrating San Giuseppe

Also known as St. Joseph’s Day SAN GIUSEPPE In Italy, the festival of San Giuseppe, also known as St. Joseph’s Day, is celebrated on March 19th each year. This day is dedicated to honoring St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of...

The Bonfires of San Antonio

Every January a curious tradition takes place in Southern Italy, The Bonfires of San Antonio! In local jargon it is called the “Fócara di Sant’Antonio”.  For the people of Puglia, it is a mix of religion and pagan rite going back centuries.  The...