La Befana
 is here to spread a message....

We may all come from different races, cultures and religions. We may have different beliefs about the mystery of life, how we all got here and where we are all going, but in La Befana’s Magic World there is room for all and everyone is welcome as they are!

La Befana
La Befana

La Befana
 is here to spread a message....

We may all come from different races, cultures and religions. We may have different beliefs about the mystery of life, how we all got here and where we are all going, but in La Befana’s Magic World there is room for all and everyone is welcome as they are!

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Why Now?


In a world where the ills of sexism, racism, ageism, and militarism, can leave you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed, it is time for the world to be introduced to an unlikely and ancient heroine for modern times.
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Meet La Befana

She’s an old crone from ancient Italian folklore whose legend is interwoven with that of the three biblical Magi and she is here to teach the world about good old fashioned caritas (love of humankind). For La Befana, life is about magic, but not just any old magic, it’s that special kind of magic that occurs in the everyday moments of our lives when we connect to one another with open and tender hearts.


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Our Mission


La Befana and Friends are on a mission to transform the world one magical encounter (and cookie!) at a time. Whether on the street or in La Befana's  magic kitchen, this jovial Italian grandmother figure embraces everyone, from those in the mainstream to those in the margins and she and her friends are here to show the world that LOVE is the magic ingredient that unites us all.


La Befana
The Legend of La Befana
According to ancient Italian folklore, La Befana was a simple woman whose life completely changed when one evening the three biblical Magi knocked on her door to ask for directions to Bethlehem.

Though she didn't know the directions, she invited them in, and fed them a feast. They told her they were following the bright star to bring gifts to the long awaited Holy Child. After an evening of talking over food the magi then invited her to join them on their journey, but she declined stating she was too busy with her housework.

Soon enough she realized her mistake and with her broom still in hand ran after the Magi with gifts for the child. But she was too late, the Magi were gone and she was left with a deep regret.

As legend goes on the eve of January 6th, La Befana flies from house to house in a perpetual search for the holy child,  leaving goodies behind for the children (and if you’ve been naughty sometimes even coal).

Kate's book La Befana and the Star recounts this ancient legend and adds a modern culinary twist! 


La Befana with people all over the world La Befana with people all over the world



The 10 Recommendations

La Befana's 10 Recommendations:



  • Cherish and protect your dear Mother Earth

  • Celebrate La Vita Bella

  • Search for the divine child in each and every person you meet.

  • Get curious about the many beautiful myths, creation stories, folktales and holiday traditions that different cultures have around the world.

  • Live your legend. Love the story you are living or take your magic pen and change it!

  • Listen to the wisdom of the elders & honor your ancestors by expressing who you are.

  • Become the best version of yourself that you can be and never be afraid to ask for help.

  • Be kind. Everybody has pain and a simple smile (even if you have one tooth) can change someone's day.

  • Forgive yourself and others. No one is perfect, not even a good old crone like me.

  • Sing, dance, eat and enjoy the magical and miraculous gift of being alive!


Spread the love with La Befana's Magic Star Cookie Recipe 🌟