Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day in Spain. Pretty much every other place in the world celebrates Father's Day in June (though not all. Estonia: November; Australia: September). But in Spain, the holiday falls on March 19 because, of course, March 19 is St. Joseph's day. As in Joseph, husband of Mary, adoptive father to Jesus. "It used to be a holiday," said our dry cleaner, meaning it used to be a day off. "But now that the politicians have gotten rid of it, you don't even know that it's here."

Well, some of us do. Feliz dia del Padre to ours.