By Mary DeTurris Poust
I know we officially celebrated Epiphany on Sunday, but I'm one of those purists who continues to celebrate Epiphany on January 6. So here we are, at the end of the Christmas season. The kings have arrived. And so has La Befana, apparently. I didn't know about the Italian Epiphany tradition until I got a tweet this morning from one of my favorite blogs, Bleeding Espresso. Blogger Michelle Fabio, an American ex-pat who moved to her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy, regularly shares the traditions, tastes and beauty of Italy and its people.
La Befana is a good witch, who gave up the chance to join the kings on their journey to Bethlehem and so has been searching for Jesus on January 5/6 year after year, leaving presents for good little children since she's not sure which one might be Jesus. But really, if you want a great telling of this tale with good humor and wonderful writing and delicious food, always wonderful Italian food, head over to Bleeding Espresso by clicking HERE. It will add a little something extra to your Epiphany celebration.