If you're on Facebook you probably know that you can set up "interest lists". I have several of them so it's easier for me to find what I'm looking for amongst the hundreds of pages I like. Of course of my favorite lists is one called "Italia" and is filled with all things Italian; cooking, travel tips, beautiful photography, you name it.
So anyway, I was on my Italia list last night (Sunday) and seeing all these posts & comments about "La Befana". Not knowing who/what this is, and my desire to learn everything Italian that I can, I had to go look it up.
I found this link explaining who she is. I may not be a religious person, but I'll gladly start keeping my stockings up for an extra week to see if I get any extra candy it in, lol! Sooo...I'm a day late and a dollar short, but happy to say I've learned yet another new thing about Italian customs. :)
P.S. Post was edited for several typos as I've decided it's probably not good to be typing them after being up more than 18 hours and working a really, really long shift, lol!