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3 January 2021
The day of the Epiphany? Yes, the day of the Epiphany
Feminist Post makes its debut on New Year's Eve: we didn't plan it, you think. It's completely accidental, but maybe not - ironies are allowed anyway -. Befana (or Befanìa) is a popular mispronunciation of the Greek ἐπιφάνεια (epifáneia), which in turn comes from ἐπιφαίνω = I show myself, I present myself, I manifest myself. Well, we "manifest ourselves" today. Here we are. An auspicious and propitious coincidence: the Christian festival of Epiphany is much older than Christianity and closes the cycle of the solar year that is reborn [...]
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