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...
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:.
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 ...
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 ...
Written for his children in 1823, the family poem was later published for the
general ... sing or read a poem, sometimes asking if they were good, and of
course giving presents. ... For many of these countries Baby Jesus, el Niño Jesus,
brings gifts for children. ... In Italy Babbo Natale, which means Father Christmas,
It actually means 'Good Christmas.' ... In Italy, some children write their Christmas
letters to Babbo Natale and others write to ... some Italian children find presents
left by Father Christmas, and others find gifts that .... In order to apologise for her
decision to stay at home, every year she brings gifts to children on the...
The Befana tradition in Italy. ... She brings candies and many gifts! ... she leaves
candies and gifts for good children, black coal (actually black sugar today), ...
The Christmas season in Italy goes for three weeks, starting 8 days before ... St
Nicholas visits, and brings good children gifts, and for those children who are bad
In Italy, Epiphany is the time of “La Befana,” the legendary Good Witch of ... of
Rome on her broom, and brings gifts to the good children or coal for the bad ones
Dec 24, 2014 ... Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) brings you gifts on 24 Dec and La Befana ... to Santa
Claus asking for presents, Italian children write letters to tell ...