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One of the most enchanting traditions I have uncovered in search for Christmas in Italy is the Babbo Natale or Santa Claus mailbox. Photo: Gardaland Magic Winter.

In Italy the Babbo Natale or Santa Claus mailbox pops up in town squares every holiday season. Delivery is promised directly to Santa (Babbo Natale) Photo: Gardaland Magic Winter.

35 Bizarrest Christmas Traditions

35 weirdest Christmas traditions around the world

Some countries have female counterparts to Santa Claus. These benevolent ladies   went by a variety of names depending on their country's folklore.   For example, in Italy she is called "La Befana", and in Russia she   is called "Babushka".

Some countries have female counterparts to Santa Claus. These benevolent ladies went by a variety of names depending on their country's folklore. For example, in Italy she is called "La Befana", and in Russia she is called "Babushka".

Introducing La Befana: An Italian Christmas Tradition (with Video!)

Introducing La Befana: An Italian Christmas Tradition (with Video!)

LA BEFANA FIGURINE - THE INTERNATIONAL SANTA CLAUS COLLECTION , ITALY

LA BEFANA FIGURINE - THE INTERNATIONAL SANTA CLAUS COLLECTION , ITALY

La Befana. In the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5) in a similar way to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus

The Italian equivalent of Santa Claus is La Befana. The elderly, witch like woman flies above Italy on a broomstick to give gifts to the children on Epiphany Day.

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