Happy Father’s Day!
Father’s Day, or La Festa del Papa, is celebrated in Italy on March 19. Part commemoration of the original dad - San Giuseppe (Joseph) - part tribute to fathers everywhere, it is a celebration of compassion, kindness, and generosity. The holiday comes early in Italy compared to the mid-June date celebrated in the USA and Canada. In Tuscany, children refer to their daddy as “Babbo”, one of those Italian words that bring levity to the language.