Tue, Mar 19|
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Saint Joseph's Day with Allison Scola of Experience Sicily
Sfingi di San Giuseppe and coffee will be served as part of the evening. Let's celebrate St. Joseph's Day together!
Time & Location
Mar 19, 2024, 6:30 PM
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
About the event
Join Allison Scola, Owner/Curator of Experience Sicily, a boutique tour operator and Westchester Italian Cultural Center's newest Sponsor/Supporter, for an evening lecture and discussion about Saint Joseph's Day. She will discuss some Sicilian traditions and legends surrounding the day as well as the ritual bread altars created in towns like Salemi and Bagheria. Allison will also discuss traveling to Sicily and what makes a phenomenal tour in Sicily.
San Giuseppe, or Saint Joseph, is perhaps the most venerated saint south of Rome. In the 10th century, a drought caused a severe famine. Devotees of Saint Joseph prayed to him to bring rain, and in return, they promised to hold a feast in his honor. Rain and recovery from hunger did come, and since then, the ritual-feast of Saint Joseph has been practiced.
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