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 ...
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
6th (corresponding to Epiphany date), there is also an old lady called "Befana",
similar to a witch, that brings gifts (mainly sweets) for good kids and coal for bad ...
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 ...
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 ... Nowadays,
'Babbo Natale', the Father Christmas, brings presents to children on ... Children
hang up their stockings, so that the befana can bring presents to the good
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
... Befana, sometimes known as the witch of Christmas, is an age-old tradition
among Italian children. ... For the good children she brings sweets, toys and
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
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), ...
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 ...