The Unlikely Occurrences of February 3rd

In Italy the beginning of February has nothing to do with groundhogs and shadows but rather with a cake-like bread, the blessing of throats and celebrating woolen blankets. These disparate, seemly unlike, items and events do have a common denominator in Italy and his name is San Biago. San Biago or St. Blaise, like St. Nicholas, was one of those saints who accumulated …