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Children believe the Befana witch on a broom brings the well-behaved toys, while those who havent behaved get lumps of charcoal.
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.
Santa has different names around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.
It was obviously important to clarify given competitors such as the Easter Bunny, Christ-kind, the Yulemen and Le Befana.
Santa Claus has different names around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.
Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom.
The stories range from the Dutch Sinterklass to the Norse god Wodan to Italy's Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts through the chimney--and in Western culture, to the Santa we know so well.
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.
accanto a favole patriottiche che sfruttano la figura del bambino quale veicolo per rinsaldare i valori della patria-famiglia e dell'unita nazionale: Befana di Guerra, Il sogno patriottico di Cinessino, La guerra e il sogno di Momi ecc.
There's Pere Noel in France and in Italy there's an old lady called La Befana.
He has also published a series of articles on Christmas traditions, including Santa Claus, La Befana, the Magi, and the creche.
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.
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