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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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
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 ...
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.