How the Epiphany is celebrated in different countries Luci CiVetti 1-13-16. I have neither given nor received any unauthorized help on this work.

Like other Christian communities, the Epiphany is celebrated in Italy on January 6th. The Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas.

In Italy, Cristains celebrate by cooking a feast and spending time. With family and friends. The feast they participate in is called La Befana. Many towns also have festivals and parades to show gratitude and happiness during this feast day.

On this holy day, people travel to churches with their families. They pray to the Lord Jesus and show him gratitude.

The story of La Befana comes from a fairytale about a woman who flies on a broomstick and gives presents to children in Italy. La Befana is though to have been looking for baby Jesus.

Epiphany is a public holiday in Italy. This means that all schools, post offices, banks, and government offices are closed.

The symbol of Epiphany in Italy is La Befana. La Befana is loved and adored as much as Santa Clause. She is usually depicted as an old woman in black who rides a broomstick. People decorate their homes with figures of her during this holiday.

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