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Buona Befana!

Date 01.05.2016

The Feast of the Epiphany (L’Epifania), is celebrated on January 6 as a national holiday in Italy.  The tradition of La Befana is a big part of the Italian Christmas celebrations. The La Befana tradition typically includes the tale of a witch known as La Befana who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 and fills children’s stockings with toys and sweets if they have been good, or with lumps of coal if the have been bad. EVVIVA LA BEFANA!