A Final word or two
Today, in the Christianity World, is the last Christmas celebration with the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated on January 6 with a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana is a big part of Italian Christmas celebrations. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday season in Italy lasts through Epiphany.
According to the Italian legend, La Befana, a witch-like woman riding on a broom, refused to join the Wise Men on their journey to see the baby, Jesus. When she regrets her decision, she sets out to bring gifts to the Child but never finds him. Instead, she leaves gifts for other children. Italian children leave out their shoes or put-up stockings for the Befana to fill on January 5th, Epiphany Eve.
Once again, from tomorrow we will leave our maigre existence under the influxes of the post-Corona virus which affects so many people.
Dear friends and readers, remember to be patients and respect the medical rules imposed by our governments and if you feel seek stay home and hope in better and healthier times soon.
I have completed my special Christmas presentation and is time now to look to something to entertain you in the long year ahead of us. In my old age creativity is not my forte, but I will represent some of my old stories, and I will take with them back to my old simple world, far away from you are used and where people are coming together to solve the many problems that life present them daily.
From tomorrow I will present, to old and new readers, a collection of stories, in both languages, Italian and English, and the first one is “The Violin”
Thank you and hoping to be with you for a long time to come.