Ciao a tutti! Oggi si festeggia la festa della Befana. La festa dell’Epifania, si celebra il 6 gennaio con una festa nazionale in Italia. La Befana è un personaggio immaginario legato alle festività natalizie. Per me, come tutti i bambini, la Befana era vera. Secondo la tradizione, si tratta di una vecchina che vola sulla scopa nella notte fra il 5 di gennaio e il 6. Essa, porta dolci e caramelle ai bambini che si sono comportati bene durante l’anno, o carbone e cenere a coloro che si sono comportati male. Intanto io da piccola, ho ricevuto il (carbone dolce) solo una volta.
Today, in Italy and many parts of Europe, people are celebrating the Epiphany holiday. Growing up in Italy, getting ready for bed was the last thing on Earth we as children wanted to do. However, on Epiphany Eve, there was something magical about going to bed. I remember feeling very happy and excited. The day before, however, was never-ending. How can a 24-hour day feel like an eternity?
There was something magical in our house. Mom and Dad knew it. They watched us closely. When bedtime finally arrived, it was tradition for parents to hang stockings by the fireplace. That way, the Befana would fill them up with candy. If the children were naughty, they would get coal instead.
Did I ever receive coal? Yes, but it was the type made out of candy. So, it actually tasted very sweet.
I will never forget waking up in the morning with dolls and trains waiting for me. I wonder why I liked trains so much?
It was a fun time. Now, many, many years later, this day is still very special to me. I will always cherish these beautiful memories.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I will see you on here next week!
Per quelli che seguono il mio blog dall’ Italia, auguro a tutti voi una felicissima festa della Befana. Spero che possiate condividere alcune foto e ricordi. Un abbracccio a tutti! Sempre e solo Forza Juve!
Before I go, I’m sharing with you one of our favorite dish I made for dinner!
Bucatini alla Amatriciana!
I also made these yummy cookies for dessert. Happy weekend to all! Xoxo