March 19th is a special date for us: it’s Father’s day too.
On March 19th It is celebrated the sanctification of Saint Josepeh, Jesus father, patron of artisans, carpentersand protector of all popes.
In Rome Giuseppe is known as ‘frittellaro’ (maker of fried pastry) due to a legend: to support the holy family he improvised by selling fried pastry. This explain the tradition of the delicious fried pastry characterizing st Joseph day. The main celebration was hel in the church of ‘San Giusepppe dei Falegnami’ in the roman forum where fried bignè were offered to the romans, but frying pans appeared at every corner and this tradition lasted until the end of the 19th century.
Today we keep testing the delicious ‘bignè di San Giuseppe’ on Daddy’s feast at home. Every roman pastry shop make the bignè and it’s a must to try it. They’re delicious.