In New Orleans, Italian familes celebrated with St. Joseph's Altars in homes with tables laden with food. Always with the statue of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus. Everyone had cooked for days. The parish priest came by to bless it and we all ate and drank to our hearts' content. There was a dispensation from the rules of fasting and abstinence of Lent (St. Joseph's Day always falls during Lent) so we could eat sweets and meat and have alcohol.
How is St. Joseph's Day celebrated in other Italian communities?