The feast day of St. Joseph the Worker is on May 1st. This day is celebrated to honor St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, as a model of all workers. St. Joseph is known for his hard work as a carpenter, and his humble and faithful service to God. He is also venerated as the patron saint of workers, and this feast day was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 as a counter-celebration to May Day, which is associated with communism and socialism. On this day, the Church prays for all workers and their families, and recognizes the dignity of human work, which is a means to participate in God's creative work and to serve others.