La Befana vien da Barga | Barga città della Befana

On the occasion of the Epiphany , Barga celebrates the "La Befana" with two days of fun. The Befana for children and adults , this means dancing, singing, tasting of traditional foods products in the splendid setting of one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy. Reminding us that she represents a pre Santa Claus tradition.

La Befana vien da Barga - Barga città della Befana 2016On January 5, at 2pm the will be a gathering of child Befane and their helpers or "befanotti" at Pasticceria Lucchesi to the traditional singing and procession, followed by the Befana’s giving of the gifts to children. In the streets of the old town one will be able to taste of seasonal foods such as mulled wine, castagnaccio, roasted chestnuts, cookies made by the restaurants and bars of Barga. From the morning there will be a market with typical products and crafts of Barga and the Garfagnana. The evening will continue with music and dancing in Piazza Angelio into the night. On January 6, finally, the actual Befana, welcomes adults and children at her home, "casa della Befana" House of the Epiphany in Pegnana. Traditionally she will give gifts to the good and coal to the naughty.

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