Monday, January 6, 2014

La Befana

Nate's kindergarten class did a social studies unit on various countries and their customs.  One of the countries that he "visited" was Italy and the custom he learned about was La Befana, The Christmas Witch.  La Befana visits children on Epiphany and brings them a small gift.  I thought it might be neat for Nate is La Befana paid him a visit.  La Befana was nice enough to comply, when Nate was in school.  This was what she left him.

I wonder if she will visit us next year too?

1 comment:

Luigi Bertoni said...

Hi. I'm Luigi, I'm 50 years old and I live in Italy. I've found your blog - it's awesome! Nice your post about Befana. Every part of Italy (even if our country isn't so large) has its own tradition. Indeed, in north est "Santa Lucia" (Blessed Lucy) brings gifts and toys to children, while in North is Santa Claus (Babbo Natale, in italian) dedicated to this. Sorry for my English, and my best greetings to you and your family