In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of
... she still leaves gifts for good young children because the Christ Child can be ...
Dec 11, 2011 ... About Christmas here in Italy I can add something. Traditionally, it is Gesù
Bambino (the Child Jesus)* who gives gifts to children. But some ...
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 Ukrainian children and who is his helper? ... which country
does a good witch bring presents to good children the day after Christmas? in
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
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
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 old good witch who brings candies and coal to the Italian children. ... of
Christmas, the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus
La Befana, sometimes known as the witch of Christmas, is an age-old tradition
among Italian children. ... delivers all the gifts she didn't give to the Holy Child to
good girls and boys. ... For the good children she brings sweets, toys and books.
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