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Epiphany and the legend of "La Befana"

Hello everyone! Today, the 6th of January is the 12th day of Christmas:  the feast of the Epiphany . This holiday officially concludes the Catholic Christmas season and commemorates the arrival of the Three Wise Men. We also take down our Christmas decorations after this day. During the holidays, I took a break from working on true crime cases, but since this is the last day of the festive season, you can expect a new post, and video, very soon! In Italy, the Epiphany ( L'Epifania ) is also known as  La festa della Befana  (The feast of La Befana). In fact, the name Befana is a derivate of the Greek word  Epiphaneia . But who is she, and why is she associated with the feast of the Epiphany? In Italian folklore,  La Befana  is a wise woman gifted with magical powers. She crosses the skies on her flying broom,  bringing presents to the good children  like figs, nuts and sweets on the night of the eve of the Epiphany (the 5th).  To those who are spoiled, she leaves a piece of coal . 

Weekly recap 12 - 18 December

  Hello everyone, happy Sunday! Christmas day is only one week away. Have you finished your holiday shopping?  I haven't...  I need to get busy and finish that shopping ASAP! As I do every Sunday, in today's post, I will recap the content I published during the week. This week I published three blog posts and a  YouTube video .  On Monday, I wrote a post about sustainability and how to have a more  sustainable Holiday season . Then, on Thursday, I shared some  curly girl gift ideas , perfect to buy for yourself or to give to your curly-haired friend or family member. And last but certainly not least, on Saturday, I published another  true crime  blog post and  YouTube  video titled " Murder on Christmas Eve ". (LINKS BELOW) Read... How to have a sustainable Christmas Curly hair gift ideas for Christmas True Crime Tales with Cosette | Murder on Christmas Eve Watch... Murder on Christmas Eve (Grezz Attard) Are you subscribed to my  YouTube  channels?

True Crime Tales with Cosette | Murder on Christmas Eve

  Hello everyone! Today I will look at another true crime tale from Malta. So sit back as I recount the story of an elderly woman who was brutally murdered on Christmas Eve. The murder shocked the country, not only because the victim was an elderly woman, but because the killer had chosen Christmas Eve to commit this heinous crime. The crime was committed on the 24th of December, 1928, in the house of Grezz Attard, an elderly woman who lived alone in Triq San Mikiel, in Cospicua. A photo of a Christmas tree in the late 1920s ( source ) The victim was a wealthy woman, and the locals knew this about her. For this reason, the woman did not allow anyone to enter her home, except for some women to pray the rosary with her. Ġużeppi Zarb, Grezz's nephew, who had a bar in Valletta, also used to visit the house. It was Ġużeppi who was seen entering the house last on the day of the crime at around 3.30 p.m. Every day, a few women used to go to Grezz's to pray the rosary with her. That af

Curly hair gift ideas for Christmas

  Hello everyone! Christmas is almost here, and if you’re stuck for curly hair gift ideas, I’ve got the gift guide for you. In this list, I included various useful items which vary in price. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for yourself or trying to decide what to buy your curly-haired friend or family member, this guide is filled with ideas.  Here are my choice of curly hair gift ideas: Curly hair accessories Satin scrunchies  Satin-lined beanie hat Satin accessories are great curly hair gift ideas; not only do they look super cute, but they also help keep curls frizz-free. Headbands Claw Clips Headbands and claw clips are back in style, and most of all, they are curly-hair-friendly. You can also find satin-lined headbands. Scalp massager/Shampoo brush A silicone scalp massager can be used when cleansing the scalp to give a really deep cleanse. Anyone can use a shampoo brush, but it is ideal for those who co-wash or struggle with buildup. Spray bottle Every curly girl needs a spr