On January The Epiphany marks the and final day of Christmas. It is a national holiday. A big tradition for Epiphany is la befana, a witch on a broomstick who brings candy and coal to children in their stockings the night before.
The word Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatapei) is derived from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”. It refers to “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.” It is also cited in books and articles on game theory associated with the volunteer’s dilemma. #words #definition #wow #untranslatable