We have many religious festivals, many dating back to ancient times.
March 19th is celebrated as a day of honoring and giving thanks to Saint Joseph the patron saint of workers and artisans.
It was during a severe drought, in the Middle Ages, when crops were failing and families were starving, people prayed to St. Joseph to help them by sending rain. They promised a feast in his name if he could answer their prayers.
The rain came, crops were planted and the people kept their word and now every year prepare a table of thanks to St. Joseph.
Although the prayers may no longer be asking for rain, we use this celebration to ask not for material things but for the well-being or safe return of a loved one.
Celebrated and enjoyed by the Sardinians with a BBQ lunch with good numbers coming on a lovely day.