Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Befana an annual pleasure

Befana! fun and heartwarming. For twenty women drawn together by fate and the love of our similarities and differences, it is one of the best days of the year.
The original Befana? A generous old Italian woman who rode her broom around the countryside on the eve of January 4th leaving gifts and sweet treats for  the children. Sound familiar somehow?
Origins are interesting Often what you think you know is not that way at all. Try a challenge. Take one thing you assume, take for granted and research it's origin. you may be surprised.

2 comments:

emergingcrone said...

Blessed Befana! She is so good to us isn't she?

dark-phoenix54 said...

Befana gives me the feeling that Christmas did when I was a child.

Good to see you posting again!