In Italy, a woman named La Befana brings kids presents instead of Santa.

In the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January in a similar way to Sinterklaas or Santa Claus.yeah move over Santa.

La Befana via Etsy.

La Befana (Grandmother Witch) a beloved Children's Book character

#Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Little Italy - by @Francesca (@WorkMomTravels) for @Mommy Nearest

Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Little Italy

Enjoy old-school eats—and a great green space—in this Chi-town 'hood.

Italian American Ferragosto Arthur Avenue : NYC's real Little Italy

Ferragosto on Arthur Avenue: NYC's Real Little Italy

Celebrating the annual Ferragosto celebration in the real Little Italy of New York City: Arthur Avenue.

Best places to eat and drink in Chicago Little Italy

Best restaurants in Chicago Little Italy

Best places to eat and drink in Chicago Little Italy

Our Italian-American cena della vigilia di Natale

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, la cena della vigilia di Natale, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition.

Food and Family for #StJosephsDay in #Chicago. @Francesca Galafti Mazurkiewicz shares the history and how to celebrat this #ItalianAmerican #Catholic holiday on and leading up to March 19. #zeppole #stjosephscakes

Food and Family for in Galafti Mazurkiewicz shares the history and how to celebrat this holiday on and leading up to March

St. Joseph's Day in Chicago: An Italian-American tradition

St. Joseph's Day in Chicago: An Italian-American tradition

Cena della Vigilia di Natale - The Neapolitan Christmas Eve Dinner - See more at: http://www.napoliunplugged.com/cena-della-vigilia-di-natale-in-naples-italy.html#sthash.2FV2yzYB.dpuf

Cena della Vigilia di Natale - The Neapolitan Christmas Eve Dinner - See more at: http://www.napoliunplugged.com/cena-della-vigilia-di-natale-in-naples-italy.html#sthash.2FV2yzYB.dpuf

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