(Photo of the Day) La Befana

6 Jan

La Befana, Piazza Navona – Roma

A Befana é uma personagem do folclore italiano (uma espécie de Papai Noel, que leva presentes às crianças). Acredita-se que sua origem de Roma, estendendo-se como tradição por toda a Itália.

La Befana appartiene alle figure folkloristiche, dispensatrici di doni, legate alle festività natalizie.

In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany in a similar way to Santa Claus.

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3 Responses to “(Photo of the Day) La Befana”

  1. aline January 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Oh Gosh, what a scary creature! She´s kind of a witch! I´d be afraid :)

    • Bee January 7, 2014 at 12:06 am #

      I totally agree. Never really got this Befana. I’d rather have presents from Santa Claus! :)

  2. Elisa January 8, 2014 at 1:56 am #

    Eu gosto tanto de conhecer a cultura e história italiana!
    Esse personagem eu ainda não conhecia! Obrigada por compartilhar conosco.

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