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The Big List: Creepy Christmas- La Befana

There’s more to the big day than Santa and elves. It’s all fun and games until you get a visit from the Christmas demon and witch while a log poops on your floor – at least you got some chicken.


By The Phuket News

Thursday 18 December 2014, 02:00PM


La Befana: While Santa Claus rides a sleigh, shimmeys down chimneys and delivers gifts all around the world, La Befana does almost the same thing in Italy. La Befana, a soot covered, haggard, old well-intentioned witch, chooses to ride around the country on a broomstick to deliver her gifts. The character was recreated in the 13th century and inspired by an ancient year-end pagan custom. As legend has it, she turned down an offer from the three wise men to visit baby Jesus in his manger and now delivers gifts every year to make up for her regretful mistake.

 

 

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