La Festa del Papa'
Today is St. Joseph's Day in Italy also the time when Italians celebrate their Father's Day or "Festa del Papa' to commemorate San Giuseppe (St. Joseph) a symbol of a pious and perfect father who fulfils his assigned role within the family, but also the protector of woodworkers, poor people and orphans.
This day is celebrated mainly in the Roman Catholic countries. Earlier, this day was a national holiday in Italy.
The Italians celebrate with family get-togethers and traditional San Giuseppe desserts that vary from region to region. In the south, zeppole (deep-fried dough balls) and bigné (cream puffs) are prepared and in the north, frittelle (fritters) are eaten to mark the occasion.
To all fathers, Italians or not, Tanti Auguri, you can't never celebrate dads enough I think.
To my papi, I miss you dearly, love you always xxx