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La Befana (Epiphany) 2022

Have you ever received a present from La Befana? Keep an eye out for the Italian female equivalent of Santa Claus!


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Just like Santa Claus, La Befana is also a kind-hearted elderly lady that loves kids and brings them presents. Despite her love for children, the naughty ones only get coal. Unlike Father Christmas or Santa Claus, La Befana doesn't come on Christmas night, but on Epiphany—between January 5 and 6 and she never leaves Italy. If you want a present from la Befana, you have to be obedient for the whole year and come to Italy during ​Epiphany.

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