La Festa Della Befana
La Befana originates from a fairytale about an old woman who flies on a broomstick bringing presents to children in Italy.
La Befana is believed to be searching for baby Jesus, hence why she bears gifts for children.
Many cities and towns in Italy organize festivities and parades to celebrate Epiphany on January 6.
The tradition of La Befana is a big part of the Italian Christmas celebration.
Here in Pittsburgh Lucchesi nel Mondo carries on the tradition as well. For children 12 and under our ‘La Festa della Befana’ offers kids’ entertainment and gifts from the old woman known as La Befana.