Multiple resources were used to research the indicated information. One source (http://www.santas.net/italianchristmas.htm) states the following: "In Italy the children wait until Epiphany, January 6, for their presents. According to tradition, the presents are delivered by a kind ugly witch called Befana on a broomstick. It was said that she was told by the three kings that the baby Jesus was born, she was busy and delayed visiting the baby.
She missed the Star lost her way and has been flying around ever since, leaving presents at every house with children in case he is there. She slides down chimneys, and fills stockings and shoes with good things for good children and it is said leaves coal for children who are not so good." Please understand that the images used in this resource are meant to help the children to recall information from lessons about holiday traditions around the world, and are not meant to offend in any way. Thank you.