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befana

(bəˈfɑːnə)
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(in Italian folklore) an ugly good fairy who brings gifts to good children on Epiphany eve
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amp;nbsp;In Italy, people tell the story of La Befana, a woman who decided not to go with the three kings on their trip to Bethlehem.
Questi canti ispirati dalla quiete della notte includono immagini di serenita, ma anche forti momenti di sfogo: parole insensate e incantamenti, minacce ai bambini (l'uomo nero e la befana, lupi e demoni), lamentele, ricordi di guerre e carestie.
There's Pere Noel in France and in Italy there's an old lady called La Befana.
Scandinavia has a variety of Christmas gnomes including Norway's Julenisse, Russia has Grandfather Frost and Babouschka, a grandmotherly figure, and Italy has La Befana, a kindly old witch.
3- Italie C'est une sorciere, la Befana, qui apporte des cadeaux aux gentils enfants.
Instead of Father Christmas, Italy has La Befana, a witch-like figure who brings gifts to for the good and punishes the bad.
Another very traditional aspect of the Italian Christmas takes place on January 6 when La Befana Au an ugly, old lady comes down the chimney and leaves coal for bad children and sweets for good children.
La Befana is an ugly old woman who brings Italian children presents (traditionally candy for good behavior, coal for bad) on Epiphany, January 6.
Epiphany is celebrated among Italians and Italian-Americans with the annual "visit" of an elderly woman, La Befana, who tucks gifts and sweets into the shoes of little children early Epiphany morning.
29, donde se nos presenta un personaje tipico de la Navidad italiana : la Befana, si bien en una version bastante mas moderna que la tradicional, pues se trata de una nieta que ya no vuela en una escoba, sino en una aspiradora:
I discovered that the Italians have neither Santa Claus nor the Three Kings sneaking around their rooftops, but la Befana, a kindly witch who makes her rounds on January 6.