Monday, March 18, 2013

Do you wear red for St. Joseph's Day?

Nearly everyone in Chicago -- Irish or not -- wore green for St. Patrick's Day. Well, Tuesday is the Feast of St. Joseph, Mary's husband and guardian of Jesus, patron of the universal Church. Among Italians and Poles in particular, the custom is to wear red for St. Joseph's Day, just as the Irish wear green for St. Patrick.

We're happy to wear red, too.

Tuesday will also be the bicentennial birthday of David Livingstone, born March 19, 1813. Yes, this is the Dr. Livingstone of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. William Jennings Bryan was born on March 19, 1860.

Foodies may be interested in observing Poultry Day or Chocolate Caramel Day. It's also supposedly Corndog Day, but we can't see Foodies going for that one.

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