Celebrating heritage makes our city special
So many people call Buffalo home. It's that diversity and our willingness to learn about one another's traditions that makes Buffalo the City of Good Neighbors.
St. Joseph's Day, celebrated annually on March 19, is a major feast day for Italians—especially those of Sicilian descent. There aren't parades and big, public drinking parties, but St. Joseph's Day is marked by elaborate altars, erected in honor of the saint, and feasts of traditional dishes.
Of course, at this time of year, a few traditions stand out above the rest. One, quite obviously, is St. Patrick's Day.
While nearly everyone is happy to grab a Guiness and be Irish for a day, not as many are familiar with the Italian traditions that fall just two days after St. Paddy's Day.
Both celebrations have a special place in the heart of Buffalonians!
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