The Irish have St. Patrick’s Day. I think we all know the drill there. But Italians celebrate St. Joseph’s Day today, March 19. The holiday is lesser-known, but just as awesome. Instead of green, one wears red, and instead of eating corned beef and cabbage, you get to eat zeppole–delectable puff pastries full of cream, then topped off with whipped cream and cherries. Yum! St. Joseph’s Day was surprisingly absent in Boston (ok, maybe that’s not to surprising–everyone is still recovering from St. Patty’s in Southie by the time the 19th rolls around), but luckily, my neighborhood in Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens) is very proud of its vibrant Italian population. There’s an Italian bakery on practically every corner, and no one will look at me funny when I order zeppole. Just like home!
Like any good Italian girl, I wanted to wear red today. Sadly, the only red I have in my closet is a thick sweater, and it’s NOT sweater weather out there today. Clearly, I need to rectify this situation. Here are some red items I think would brighten up my closet:
Items from top left to right:
J. Crew Painter stripe bateau tee: $31.90 (sale!)
Modcloth Elegant Errands blouse: $38
Mother the Looker Bonfire cropped skinny jeans: $147 (sale!)
Do you celebrate St. Joseph’s Day? What is your favorite underrated holiday?