Dear children, are you ready for hanging your socks waiting for Befana, the old, kind woman who brings sweeties and candies? Or maybe, if you’ve been naughty kids last year, she could bring coal to you, as tradition says…
It is said that on every 6th January, the Befana arrives riding her broomstick and bringing many delicious things to the children (just like Santa Claus!). In Italy, it is an old tradition and this day is celebrated for remembering the arrival of the Three Wise Men to visit Baby Jesus or, for the non-believers, the coming of Befana.
What’s up in Liguria on Epiphany Day? In Liguria visitors can find many events and celebrations in different cities, concerts, bonfires, exhibitions and street markets, but also many “Befana Parties” or even many Miss modern Befana Competitions.
Here are some of the major events in Liguria for celebrating Epiphany 2013: