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Watch: Woman donning witch costume visits children at an Italian hospital

The woman named Donatella is a member of the Italian Alpine Rescue team and dressed up as witch Befana, a popular figure from Italian folklore.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 8, 2021 10:31:50 am
Italy, Befana witch, woman dressed as Befana witch , Befana witch Italian children’s hospital, Befana witch  flies over children’s hospital, children’s hospital, Befana witch  costume, Taranto, Viral video, Trending news, Indian Express newsVideo shows the woman, dangled from a cable normally used for cave rescue and waving as children in Santissima Annunziata hospital's pediatric ward watched.

A woman wearing a witch costume ‘flew’ over a children’s hospital in Italy’s Taranto on Wednesday to bring some cheer to the sick children and the video is being widely shared on social media.

The woman named Donatella is a member of the Italian Alpine Rescue team and dressed up as witch Befana, a popular figure from Italian folklore.

Video shows the woman, dangling from a cable normally used for cave rescues, waving as staff and children at Santissima Annunziata hospital’s paediatric ward watched and cheered.

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According to the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5), similar to Santa Claus.

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