Are you wearing Red today?

@Modestah (11195)
United States
March 18, 2007 3:27pm CST
Happy Saint Joseph's Day! Having lived a long time in a small Italian community - Saint Joseph's Feast was always highly honored. While the Irish wore their green in honor of Saint Patrick, the Italians always wore Red on the day after in honor of the Saint held highest under the Blessed Virgin, her most Chaste Spouse "St Joseph" How do you observe this day? Do you eat Italian foods antipasta, lasagna,mmm maybe some Cannoli for dessert.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
18 Mar 07
i am now!! I had on pink but changed while this page was loading. I am not Italian, and did not know about this tradition, but i think some pasta dish sounds divine!! I guess I should get the water boiling for them now, huh!? It won't be long till supper time here. I wonder, do you get a pinch for not wearing red today?
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Mar 07
LOL, I think the kids were more likely to give a slap than a pinch back in my school days. It was the more Italian thing to do. haha.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
18 Mar 07
I don't think I could slap my daughter! I warned her she my get a pinch if she did not get some red on and she found a red bracalet to wear, I then told her she is lucky to not get a slap, so I am off the hook on that!LOL
@ironstruck (2300)
• Canada
18 Mar 07
Nope, no red today. As a matter of fact, I am not wearing much of anything. I suppose if I read the wrong discussion I might blush and then I would have a red face, but sorry, nothing red and nothing green yesterday for that other Irish drunk thing.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Actually no I'm wearing blue today. I've never heard this tradition but may partake of it next year. I love Italian food though and have been told I make the best lasagna around even though I'm not Italian.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Mar 07
do you use Ricotta cheese or Cottage Cheese in your lasagna?