PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Islanders are celebrating St. Joseph's Day Saturday - a traditional Italian holiday.
Many bakeries have been busy serving up Zeppole all week long - the St. Joseph's Day staple pastry. On Saturday, customers lined up at popular stores like La Salle Bakery in Providence.
The pastry was originally fried dough in the shape of a hammer, to honor Saint Joseph, who was a carpenter. Today, they are baked to be a bit healthier, and also come in a variety of flavors.
St. Joseph's Day marks the end of famine in Italy during the Middle Ages. In gratitude, the people promised to make an annual offering each year of their most precious possession - food.
Today, many Italian-Americans honor St. Joseph by wearing red. They also enjoy a big dinner with family and friends.
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The city's Holiday Happenings Parade carried holiday cheer down County Street, as well as a local couple made famous by CBS's Amazing Race.
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