Saint Joseph's Day Table - A Traditional Feast!
Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) is celebrated as a form of devotion and is well known as a first-class annual feast brought to America by Sicilian immigrants. the Cook’s Bookcase has found an interesting book that describes the ritual in detail.
Old Ties, New Attachments, Italian-American Folklife in the West. Edited by David A. Taylor. (1992.) The book contains many photographs of traditional Saint Joseph’s Tables “laden-with-food."
(Photo courtesy of Josephine Martellaro; the story of her altar and Saint Joseph's Table can also be found on the Library of Congress website.)