In Italy, it is tradition to prepare Zeppole for the 19th of March.
Like most Catholic countries, Italy connects Father’s Day with March 19th, Joseph’s Day, protector of fathers and patron saint of the Church.
Father’s Day was first mentioned in the first decades of the 20th century to celebrate fatherhood and fathers in general.
The first to celebrate this day were the Benedictine monks in 1030. It was with Pope Gregory XV, in 1621, that the festival in Italy became a canonical feast.
In the Bel Paese, every special event, every anniversary, every bank holiday is linked to a specific recipe. The typical dessert for this celebration is the “Zeppole di San Giuseppe”, rich in history and tradition. Read More