In the night of the 5th to the 6th of January Befana, the Christmas Witch, flies over the houses of Italy to visit all the children. She enters through the chimney, or the keyhole, and fills the socks the children have left hanging near the fireplace. The good kids will find their stockings filled with sweets and presents, the bad ones with coal and garlic. The legend says that as the Three Wise Men stopped on their journey to ask for directions, the Witch offered them food and shelter for the night. Grateful for her hospitality, they invited her to join them on their journey. She declined the invitation but, shortly after she was filled with regret. So she packed all the sweets and gifts she could find, and followed them. And even though she has not yet found the baby Jesus she still visits all the children, believing that goodness and innocence can be found in (almost) every child.