International Club Explores Italian Christmas Traditions
Posted on 12/01/2016
The International Club recently explored Italian Christmas traditions. The club members viewed a video walkthrough of a traditional Italian Christmas street fair, followed by a short video about "La Befana", the Christmas Witch.

Many characteristics that dozens of countries associate with Santa Claus belong to "La Befana". She is at the heart of the Italian Christmas tradition, an old "witch" who brings stockings to children with gifts for the "nice " and coal for the "naughty".

The students then decorated stocking in anticipation of the December 5th Cultural Christmas Party. The stockings will be hung and filled with sweets for the "good students" of Bishop Ahr and possibly a little coal.