Women devotees prepare altars for weeks leading up to the La Festa di San Giuseppe or Saint Joseph’s Day. The breads that they create, most of which are not meant to be eaten, are artistically shaped into wreaths, lilies, daisies, fava beans in their pods, fish, butterflies, doves, chalices, hearts, hands, and carpentry tools such as ladders, hammers, and pliers, and most importantly, symbols of fatherhood, such as beards and flowering staffs.
Celebrate Saint Joseph’s Day in New York City with Experience Sicily, Gelsomino Imports, and Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen on Sunday, March 20 at 3PM. More details at http://eolonewyork.com/st-josephs-day-feast-2016/. Call 646-225-6606 to reserve your spot.