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Do you know how Christmas is Celebrated in Italy?

Filed in Cultural Adventures!, Travel by on December 3, 2017 4 Comments
Do you know how Christmas is Celebrated in Italy?

An Italian Christmas is celebrated with a Witch! Yes. The gift giver in Italy is a woman! La Befana flies on her broomstick on the Eve of the Epiphany, January 5, to leave candy, or charcoal, in children’s stockings! In Italy, children hang stockings on the Eve of the Epiphany which is the celebration of the visit of […]

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The Italian Christmas Witch, La Befana!

Filed in Important Stuff!, Travel by on December 17, 2014 22 Comments
The Italian Christmas Witch, La Befana!

Yes. The gift giver in Italy is a woman. La Befana flies on her broomstick on the Eve of the Epiphany, January 5, to leave candy, or charcoal, in children’s stockings!  In Italy, children hang stockings on the Eve of the Epiphany, the celebration of the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ child. The legend of why […]

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