Archive for January 6th, 2011
From the Italiansrus website comes this beautiful article which tells about the Befana – the Old Witch who brings presents to children all over the world on this day. My Aunt was born on this day 72 years ago and my mother always says the Befana gave her a sister as a gift.
The Legend of La Befana
oldest and most celebrated legends. Each year on January 6 the children of Italy awaken in hopes that La Befana has made a visit to their house. This is a significant day to Italians because it marks the end of the Christmas season and the day that the three Wise Men arrived at the manger of the Christ child. Over the years the Epiphany has been a more celebrated holiday for the children of Italy than even Christmas. … read more…