In southern Italy, the strong connection with Greece becomes apparent during the celebration of Epiphany on January 5th and 6th. In the Albanian-originated villages like Mezzojuso, Piana degli Albanesi and Palazzo Adriano, the holiday is conducted in the Byzantine tradition including Epiphany, with a witch on a broomstick who brings toys to the good children and coal to the bad. Ceremonies take place inside Greek-Albanian churches the night of the 5th, in the square on the 6th. This is a wonderful opportunity to expose children to the region’s rich cultural traditions. Free admission.
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In the beautiful island of Sicily, the city of Palermo resides facing the north western front of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a rich cultural background, history and beautiful architecture, this charming city draws millions of tourists every year. The churches, palaces, museums and squares retain an old world charm and most of these sites reflect the rich history and heritage of this city. Apart from its scenic interiors, Palermo is known for the numerous dining spots spread across the city, that promise the finest gourmet pleasures.