Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Three Kings Day - "Befana"

Over the years I’ve changed my view about holidays. Instead of analyzing and questioning “Why?”, I just accept them as something different to break the boredom of our normal daily lives. We already know that Jesus was not born in the month of December so it’s logical that The Three Kings did not arrive on t January 6th but having this holiday allows Catholics to have an extra holiday……and for the everyone else? La Befana!! Here in Italy the Befana is a witch like person who travels around on a broomstick smiling and filling the stockings of the good children with candies and toys. The bad kids get Coal. I suppose in the old days when people really had coal stoves the bad kids received real coal but today the coal is made from sugar (not bad huh?).

Happy Befana!!