La Befana – 6th January

La Befana vien di notte
Con le scarpe tutte rotte
Col vestito alla romana
Viva, Viva La Befana! 

Befana comes on the eve of Epiphany, dressed in rags with patchwork clothes to deliver sweets and candies to good children and coal to naughty children. Continue reading

Il Cenone: The Italian New Year’s Eve meal

Happy New Year – Auguri Buon Anno!

We hope you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Now we take you with us and tell you about an Italian NYE custom. This is not specific to one area, as usual there are regional variations and we will share with you some of these in other posts. Continue reading