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It is one of the few celebrations in northern Lazio of a Tuscan folk custom that takes place during the Epiphany. On the evening of January 5, a special group of musicians composed of the Befana, the Befano (the Count of Buon’Umor) and the town crier who reads a formula written on parchment, going from house to house of the town wishing all a good harvest. In return he asks for a “thought” that, in ancient times, consisted of pork and sausages.

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