Polish Christmas Customs
In December it is getting colder. The days are shorter and the nights are longer. It snows a lot. Children play with snowballs and make snowmen. Christmas is coming.
Nativity Play in Primary School No 5 in Bielsk Podlaski, Poland
Father Christmas in Polish Kindergarten
Children from Polish Kindergarten called Muzyczna Kraina sing their favourite Christmas Carols;
Nativity Play by children from Polish Kindergarten from Jastrzębie Zdrój
A Christmas Card from Spain
Italian Christmas Traditions
”La Befana“ is the name of the witch who ancient legend says bears gifts to children on January 6th, the Day of the Magi, also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. In fact, Befana’s name comes from the Greek word ”epifania“ or ”epiphany.“ It is a belief upheld until this day in Italy, and La Befana is embraced in the hearts and minds of Italian children and their families even more than Santa Claus.
As the legend goes, the three wise men, or Magi, guided by a bright star, left their respective countries bearing special gifts of gold, incense and myrrh for the new-born Christ child. At every village they journeyed through, people ran to meet them and accompany them to their destination. More ...