When is Father's Day?
In Italiy, such as in Spain and Portugal, Father’s day is the 19th of March, a day marked by the calendar as St Joseph's Day..
The date changes United States, where dads are celebrated just more recently, and also in France, Greece, Ireland, Japane and in The Netherlands: here the festivity is marked during the third Sunday of June.
The origin and other curiosities about Father’s day
Fathers have been celebrated on the peninsula since the Middle Ages, the first time the occasion appeared in a manuscript was in the year 800 (in a Gallican Martyrology written by Rheinau). The Catholic Church proclaimed St Jospeph patron of family man in 1871.
Father’s day sweets
Aside “little gifts and crafts made by childrens in kindergarten, preschool or primary schools, this day would lose some of its flavour (it has to be said) without traditional sweets, such as famous “St. Joseph zeppole” a symbolic sweet for many regions in the south, or the "St. Joseph beignet", of Roman tradition, or the "frittelle", which are a speciality of Tuscany and Umbria.
Surprise your dad with one of Armando Poggi’s gift ideas and it will be an even sweeter celebration.