The Dante Alighieri Society invites you to “Festa Italiana per Bambini”

First Saturday of December

December 2, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Christ the King Church and School
405 N. 117th, Seattle WA 98133
Brannan House (event location)
11544 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle WA


The Celebration

La Befana is a beloved character in Italian Christmas folklore, similar to Santa Claus. An
old woman all dressed in black, she is always sweeping. Legend says that before
Christ’s birth La Befana was approached by the Three Wise Men asking for directions.
She couldn’t help, but offered hospitality, and they invited her to join their search. She
declined, but had a change of heart—and now she’s destined to sweep forever, looking
for the Christ Child and the Magi.

The Presepio is an Italian nativity, a manger scene featuring the Holy Family,
shepherds, and Magi. However, it also displays an Italian village and depicts biblical
characters as well as local figures and scenes from everyday life.

Tombola is an Italian card game, with prizes!

Pizzele are wonderful Italian cookies, made right before your eyes!

Plus, a light dinner is served, to thank you for your participation, and indulge in the
timeless and gracious Italian tradition of hospitality.

Procession of the Presepio
The Tale of La Befana
Italian songs
Games of tombola
Italian word games
Christmas letter to parents
Fresh pizzele cookies
Delicioso Italian dinner
Reservation Information

Please help us to ensure that we have adequate refreshments for all our guests by
returning this form with your payment by November 26, 2017.

Cost: $3 per person, child or adult. Parents, grandparents, and others are welcome.

Pre-payment is required for this very popular holiday event. Grazie!

More Information and Registration Information can be found at



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