This is the time that the real child comes out in the Italians – a playful holiday where the children run and hide and the adults walk around calling each other “Befana’s” or old witches .
The 6th of January is stockings that are full of goodies from oranges, candies, potatoes, garlic and carbon coal. For many of the older generation, especially after the war, memories of the Befana are more strongly embedded than those of Babbo Natale a/k/a Santa Claus because this was when the real gift came – trucks and dolls, and it was Santa that brought the sweets and carbon coal.
We are Pierotucci Leather Factory wish everyone a very happy Befana day !!
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