Witch at Hospital – level 2
Befana is a traditional witch who brings sweets and gifts to children in Italy. This happens on the night of January 5, which is called Epiphany Eve. The tradition is very similar to Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas on Christmas.
A woman decided to do something special. She wanted to make sick children at the Taranto hospital happy. She dressed up as Befana and she flew among the hospital buildings. Hospital staff and children cheered and waved.
The woman´s name is Donatella and she works as a mountain rescuer. She used a cable which rescuers usually use in their work, and she hung onto it.
Difficult words: traditional (something usual and old), tradition (an activity which people do regularly and it exists for a long time), dress up (to wear special clothes to look like somebody or something else).
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