Friday, June 16, 2017

An Italian Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18 and Li'l Rizzo's wants to wish all the Dads out there a Happy Father's Day! La Famiglia, family, is very important to Italians and Father's Day is an occasion to remember the key role fathers play in it, and also an occasion to enjoy a delicious Italian meal, of course. For this special occasion, Li'l Rizzo's has taken a closer look at how Italians celebrate Father's Day, and we also have a special promotion just for Dads! (Make sure to read until the end!)


How Italians Celebrate Father's Day

Italy is deeply rooted in its Catholic traditions, so many feasts and festivals revolve around religious events and Father's Day is no exception. Father's Day in America is traditionally celebrated in June. However, in Italy, it's celebrated on March 19, which is Saint Joseph's day, the father of Jesus Christ. This day has transformed into a day to celebrate all fathers in Italy. There are many local customs associated with this day including children writing special cards, poems and nursery rhymes to give their fathers. In addition, school usually use these activities for their lessons. Just like in America, ties, wallets and colognes are the most common presents children give to their father figures. Many events and street markets are organized in the towns. Italian families have a special lunch to honor their father or they go on a trip to celebrate the occasion if it falls during the weekend.

What's Being Served In Italy?

As mentioned earlier, a substantial and tasty lunch is usually what's made when it comes to celebrating special occasions and Father's Day is no different. However, on this day, cakes and biscuits are usually what is served rather than traditional Italian pasta dishes.

Give Dad An Italian Gift

Your Dad will love the gift of Li'l Rizzo's this Father's Day! When you get Dad a $20 gift card from Li'l Rizzo's, we'll add $5 to it for FREE! Stop into either location and ask for the Dad's Day Gift Card Deal. It doesn't get any easier than that!


Happy Father's Day!

If you don't know what to get you Dad for Father's Day, give him a Li'l Rizzo's gift card (don't forget we'll add $5 for FREE with a purchase of a $20 gift card!), or better yet, treat him to a delicious Italian dinner. Spend some quality time enjoying the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks in a restaurant that understands what family is all about. Happy Father's Day from everyone at Li'l Rizzo's!

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