Feast of San Giuseppe

St. Joseph’s Day is commemorated in Florence with food, street processions, and oddly enough, donkey races.

St. Joseph’s Day is commemorated in Florence with food, street processions, and oddly enough, donkey races. Zeppola, also known as St. Joseph’s Day cake is sold and eaten, and they are a little like doughnuts usually filled with cream or jam. Aside from eating naughty pastries there are bonfires and tournaments, and as this is also father’s day in Italy children give gifts to their dads. Although this day is no longer a national holiday, the celebrations are still alive and well.

Location map

Map showing the location of Feast of San Giuseppe


Visitor information table

CityFlorence
CountryItaly
AddressVarious venues around Florence
Telephoneno number listed
Dates March
WebsiteNone listed

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