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CHristmas in Italy - Legend of La Befana
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La Befana. In the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5) in a similar way to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus
La Befana is not a witch. She is an Italian fairytale lady who brings gifts for children on 6 Jan. This is when Italians would exchange gifts, way back when Christmas was strictly a religious holiday and 6 Jan was a settler's holiday. #themoreyouknow
In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve in a similar way to St Nicholas or Santa Claus. A popular belief is that her name derives from the Feast of Epiphany or in Italian La Festa dell'Epifania. Epiphania is a Latin word with Greek origins. "Epiphany" means either the "Feast of the Epiphany" or "manifestation." Some suggest that Befana is descended from the Sabine/Roman goddess named Strina.
We have a pretty good supply of coal in the house now, ready to be shared with all our friends, and family, and maybe a few of those screami...