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Befana - Wikipedia


In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on ... She leaves all the good children toys and candy (" caramelle") or fruit, while the bad chi...

Who Brings Gifts for Christmas in Italy - Mama Lisa's World


Dec 11, 2011 ... Gian Carlo Macchi wrote about Christmas in Italy and how the one who brings presents to children differs from region to region. Here's his note:.

Who brings gifts for good children in Italy - Answers.com


Santa Claus (called "Babbo Natale", i.e. Daddy Christmas) on Dec. 25th. But in In Italy, on Jan. 6th (corresponding to Epiphany date), there is also an old lady ...

Chistmas In Italy - The North Pole


Children anxiously await a visit from La Befana who brings gifts for the good and punishment for the bad. According to legend, the three wise men stopped ...

Who brings gifts to children? - Saints and traditional characters ...


The first character coming from traditions is Saint Lucy, in Italian Santa Lucia. ... In Tuscany traditions, Saint Lucy brought gifts to good children and blinded ...

Christmas in Italy for Kids: Christmas Traditions and Celebrations


Read about Traditions and Celebrations for Christmas in Italy. ... Children write letters to St Nicholas asking for gifts and they hang up either a sock ... If the children have been good children throughout the last year, they will get ... Nowadays, 'Babbo Natale', the Father Christmas, brings presents to children on Christmas...

La Befana: The Witch of Christmas - Our Little Italy


On the eve of January 6th, Befana flies from house to house on her old broomstick and delivers all the gifts she didn't give to the Holy Child to good girls and ...

Italian Christmas - Italian Language Guide


Actually, Italian children write letters to Santa Claus or Babbo Natale (Father ... stockings in the night with sweets or i dolciumi if they have been good or with coal or il ... Santa Lucia is who brings the gifts in Venice and Mantova while in other ...

The Best Christmas Traditions in Italy - Walks of Italy


Nov 25, 2013 ... Ask an Italian when her family opens gifts, and it might give you a clue to where ... believe that the blind Saint Lucia brings gifts for children on December 13, ... The Epiphany is when la befana—a kind of “good witch” who is ...

Parachuting Santa brings gifts for children from earthquake-hit ... - ABC


Dec 7, 2016 ... Video: Parachuting Santa brings gifts for Italy's quake kids (ABC News) ... village near the Italian town of Amatrice to hand out gifts to children affected by ... It's a beautiful thing because you are doing something good," he said.