1st January - New Year's Day Dip

This event, organised by the Amici del Mare, takes place every year at midday on 1st January at the Tre Ponti Beach in Ardenza, Livorno. Last year (2008) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the New Year's Day 'Tuffo' in the sea at Ardenza 113 people took part (see this link for a video of last year's event).

6th January - Epiphany and the Befana, a Tradition in Livorno, Tuscany, and most of Italy

The Befana awaits Children in MonteneroThe Befana awaits Children in MonteneroJust when you think the holidays have come to an end, Christmas a distant memory and New Year's celebrations over and done with, Epiphany comes along, another bank holiday in Italy. Falling on the 6th January, Epiphany marks the day when the three Wise Men (the Magi) brought gifts to the infant Jesus and traditionally closes the Christmas period.

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