Friday, January 05, 2007
Here in Italy we celebrate the Epiphany beginning this night.
In fact it believes that the Epiphany makes visit to the children the preceding night the epiphany (6 January) to fill the stockings, on purpose leaves suspended from the children in that night, if they have been good with candy and chocolates, otherwise if the coal riempies have been bad. The Epiphany is often described as an old, that flies on a broom. Unlike a witch is often smiling and has a purse or a lot full of candy, gifts, but also of coal.
Mattia and Alice they are at work already, have already hung their stockings and they wait with trepidation the nice oldie!
According to the popular story, the Kings Magi, direct to Bethlehem to bring the gifts Jesus Bambino, not succeeding in finding the road, they asked information to an old.
Despite their insistences, so that it followed them to make visit to the small one, the woman it didn't go out to accompany them. Subsequently repented him not to have gone with them, after having prepared a basket of sweets, it went out and it started looking for them without succeeding us.
This way it stopped him to every house that found along the walk, giving candy to his children that he met, in the hope that one of them were the small Jesus.
Since then it would turn for the world, making gifts to all the children, to make to be forgiven.