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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 12:58 PM
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Anyone wear red on St. Joseph's Day? (Patron Saint of Italy & Poland)
Edited on Wed Mar-17-04 01:52 PM by bif
If you're either of those nationalities, you're supposed to wear red on March 19th. (The wearin' o' the red?) Anyone else heard of this tradition?

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 01:07 PM
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1. No and I'm Polish
I figured you'd wear orange - the same color as St. Joseph's chewable children's aspirin.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 01:46 PM
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2. I'm 100% Polish
And I never heard this tradition until I was older. A co-worker who was Polish-American told me about it. I didn't believe it, but that St. Joseph's day I really did notice a lot of people wearing red. Check it out this year. And spread it around.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 01:54 PM
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3. Not really, but I know of what you speak.
I was raised in a Polish/Catholic community on the South Side of Chicago.

St. Josephs day was always noted, if not celebrated.
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 01:55 PM
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4. I will for sure now
Thanks for letting me know about this. It amazes me I never heard of it before though. I'll be sure to let everyone know about it. :)
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 02:31 PM
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5. Let try and get this off the ground!
Check out how many people are wearing red this Friday.
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Melsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 02:40 PM
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6. Why do Italy and Poland have to share?
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 02:43 PM
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7. Sounds like a set-up for a punch line
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 02:49 PM
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9. I agree
And this goes back to what I was saying in my anti-St. Patrick's day post a while back. If the Irish can have their own holiday, why not the Polish and the Italians both.

And, to be honest, until today I had never heard of St. Joseph's day.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 02:44 PM
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8. As far as I am aware the ladies are supposed to wear red underwear
Edited on Wed Mar-17-04 02:45 PM by Screaming Lord Byron
and flash said garment at strangers.

No, hang on, that's Italy at New Years. Or just some weird fiction of my increasingly addled mind.
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