|La Befana flies through the skies on her broom and delivers fruit and gifts to children of Italy. When they wake up on the sixth of January, they see what treats Befana has left for them. Her associations include her broom, figs, dates, and honey.
Befana is linked to Hecate and may be a deity of the ancestral spirits, the forest, and the passing of time.
Today is when many traditions put away the trappings and trimmings from the winter holidays. Before you do the same, light a white candle for the waxing Moon and call on Befana to spread just a little more holiday magic into the world.
La Befana the good witch of Italy,
I call for your joy to quickly surround me.
May your gifts bring happiness and wisdom true,
may I be joyful in all things that I do.