This is not the usual Befana of Italian tradition, with a long nose and dressed in rags. In 2020, Befana has received a makeover! Instead of her traditional patched skirt, this Befana wears a full golden skirt in lurex, a faux fur hat and stockings dotted with stars. This is a decidedly contemporary and glamorous version of the Befana, but don’t forget that her mission remains the same: to fill the stockings of children with cakes and sweets or to leave a lump of coal for little rascals.

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