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:.
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
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 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 ...
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), ...
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
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 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
Santa Claus is the best known Christmas gift-bringer; but, he is not the only one.
... Italy tells of a grandmotherly witch who brings presents and candy to children
on January ... Her name is La Befana and she is more beloved to Italian children
than ... the homes of the children of Italy leaving presents with good boys and