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:.
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
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), ...
Here's a look at what a Italian Christmas is like, and what you need to know as a
visitor. ... brings Christmas gifts, so he's not a major figure in Italian Christmas
stories. ... Ever since, she is said to leave gifts for every child the night before
Epiphany ... season and therefore a cheap time to visit and a good time to avo...
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 ...
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
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
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
The Good Witch Befana is the traditional Italian Gift Giver. .... On January 6 (
Epiphany), she brings toys and sweets to children who have behaved well during