These are unusual times, and there will be no zeppole today, but the significance of the tradition is a relevant one to share.
Zeppole’s association with St. Joseph’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages. The people of Sicily were facing hardship when a drought threatened their safety and way of life. They bonded together; they persevered; and finally, it began to rain. The people gathered to celebrate and zeppole became a symbol of thanks for centuries to come.
Today, we are facing a new time of adversity. But we face it together; as friends, as families, as Canadians and as members of a global community.
This St. Joseph’s Day, we extend to you our thanks and appreciation for being a part of our SJC community. The occasion for zeppole will come again. In the meantime, we wish you, your colleagues and loved ones a happy St. Joseph’s Day and good health and well-being.