Milan: La Befana Benifica
January 6, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of January, repeating indefinitely
Every year on the Epiphany, Italian motorcyclists gather for La Befana Benifica, a motorcycle procession for charity led by La Befana, the Epiphany witch. Beginning at the Duomo, motorcyclists hear a speech from the mayor and are blessed by the Bishop of Milan. The procession then continues to deliver items like food and gifts to charity centers, shelters and retirement homes around Milan.
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