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Saint Josephs Day

Saint Joseph's Day celebrates St. Joseph who is the patron saint of the Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, immigrants, and workers. It occurs every March 19th but always on a Monday.

Celebration\ Observance

It is traditionally celebrated by having a huge feast in the saint's honor. It is a day in Venezuela that most workers get off and it is a national holiday.

History

St. Joseph is the husband of Virgin Mary to which he played an important role in the birth of Jesus by supporting Mary. He was named a saint and therefore celebrated in a national holiday.