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Buona Befana by twisted-wind Buona Befana by twisted-wind
today in Italy we celebrate the Epiphany, and during the night a figure called "Befana" come to bring candies and sweets for the nice childrens, and the coal for the bad childrens into the stockings hung at the fireplace

with this holiday we celebrate the begin of the new year

:rose: AUGURI A TUTTE LE BEFANE :rose:

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Atashi213 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I learned about the Buona Befana... the past month, I think x'DU We had to do a job about Italy :3 I love the legend as much as I love this picture *w*
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
This is awesome I have read about Befana. :)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Splendid!
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Vampiregirl150 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I like how Minnies eyes are pupple. My hair is actuly pupple!
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Good to see people still celebrating it and making art :3 Do you know any real life stregas?
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BlackRose140792 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh dio,come carina!!! X3

Anche se sono molto molto in ritardo XD,buona befana anche a te :hug:
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SHREKRULEZ Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Sounds like a great holiday after Christmas to start the New Year.
And that's a masterpiece drawing you ever made.
GREAT JOB!
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TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year! :squee:
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VentodelCaos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
FIGARO!!!
Quanto tempo che non lo vedevo.
Il gatto pi bello della Disney.
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Disney-MangaFan1906 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, she's so cute
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Befana suppose to be an older lady? And is she kind of like Santa Clause?
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lukosv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if this is where the Christmas tradition came from here in the states...we do have a large Italian population.
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
nice job
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GabiSaKuRa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww how adorable~~!!
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Friday-Addams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Oh yeah, I remember hearing that in Latin class. I've heard something (not sure where this origionated from, but) that today is when you're supposed to take down and burn your christmas trees.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
just like charlie brown from peanut comics!! :D
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MsDisneyLover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Kinda like Christmas
That's sooo awsome! :)
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Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Figaro! It's been such a while since I've seen anyone draw him. :aww:

Sounds like a fun way to start the new year. Like a mix between one or two Christmas traditions and a Sinterklaas tradition. When it's Sinterklaas, little kids can put their shoe out and they'll get some candy or a small toy in there. It's a december tradition here in the Netherlands.
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Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay!!,Befana is e first time i actually see something related to her !! ( Here in Mexico is the Dia de Reyes x3 FFELIZ DIA DE REYES! 8D)
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Orminita Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! I love learning stuff from different cultures, thou this one does sound bit more than familiar..
Nvertheless, the Picture is so adoarble!
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Shiva-Diavilla Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Auguri :D
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Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:D how wonderful! I love the different cultural celebrations centering around Christmas! :D
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Eleny-Virginia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
ti mai capitato di ricevere la cioccolata (dalla befana, naturalmente) da una banalissima busta di plastica? a me s, e me ne sono accorta pochi istanti fa .__.'
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twisted-wind Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:iconlooolplz: se per questo la calza non l'ho neanche avuta, sono stata in viaggio ca:censored:
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Eleny-Virginia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
^^' come siamo messi
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DeniseBelmont01 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Cool! Today is the day we celebrate los tres reyes. When the three kings leave gifts for baby jesus; I love learning about holidays of other countries. This is a great picture too!
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Zenox-furry-man Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ma che bella befana che abbiamo qui XD a befana!
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warriormoonnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
aww, Minnie looks great in her witch costume. :D but Figaro is so adorable. :love:
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Foxiso Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
buona befana anche a te
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
oh so cool! and very cute! :D
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Nayhed Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool yay figaro :)
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CKToonStudios Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds like a pretty awesome Holiday! I'm suprised the US hasn't stolen that idea yet.
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TaRtOoN-Man94 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Happy Epiphany! :wave:
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Blue-Glitch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So this is kind of like Halloween and Christmas mixed together...?
See ya, suckers! I'm moving to Italy :D
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twisted-wind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:iconlooolplz:
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Watery-Flame Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool this is like Christmas in Italy only it's something different :)
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Disneyfan84 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
So is this like your Christmas?
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twisted-wind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
not exactly, there's a good witch that brings candies or coal during the night, while Santa bring only presents ;)

here in Italy we have Christmas too, but the Epiphany is a bit different
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Disneyfan84 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Ah How cool I wish we had something like that, well we kind of do he's called the Easter Bunny :giggle: but I like yours better.
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09alih Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting! Her and Figaro just look adorable! :love:
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demonyojimbo11 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student
sounds like Samhain
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hypermegatailsfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What an interesting holiday! Makes me want to research more about it. Minnie is very cute in this get-up, I like the tiny mole on her cheek and her shabby clothes, it gives her a lot of character and highlights how she can make any outfit work.
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twisted-wind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
YAY it's good to see you again :iconlawooplz: how are you :glomp:
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hypermegatailsfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm away in gradschool! I'm very intimidated @_@ but hopefully I will come out of it a better writer! thank you for asking :)
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Buon Anno!
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mickeydisneyfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student
It's just like part halloween-part christmas at italy style!
Anyway, minnie so cute! And nice job by adding figaro with her!

HEY, I'M THE FIRST TO MAKE A COMMENTARY TO YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!
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What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Whoa...that is really well done.
Instant fav!
:claps:
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