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Santa Lucia - Saint Lucy - Patron Saint of the blind - God Jul och Gud välsigne  PC: www.jonhaverstickstudio.com

Santa Lucia - Saint Lucy - Patron Saint of the blind - God Jul och Gud välsigne PC: www.jonhaverstickstudio.com

St. Lucia - In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Saint Lucia Day on December 13. Lucia herself was Christian and died for her faith. The December 13 holiday honors her.     Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, puts on a white robe in the morning and is allowed to wear a crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lucia buns and coffee or mulled wine.

In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Lucia Dagen (Saint Lucia Day) on December Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, wearing a robe and crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lussekattor (Lucia buns) and coffee.

Lucia, Swedish Christmas decoration  hmmm...advent wreath idea?

Lucia, Swedish Christmas decoration Use artifact or re-purposed iron and make it Christmas.

13 dec ----- click on her picture to go to a wonderful site: Polarbearstale.blogspot.com -- The photo's are all very old Scandinavian ones. I didn't join, but enjoyed looking. :-) hberg                                                                                                                                                                                 More

on Santa Lucia Day In Scandinavia on the 13 th of December people celebrate Lucia . People arrange processions with a Luci.

13th December is Lucia Day and in sweden we celebrate by baking "Lussekatter" saffron buns

Lussekatter, Swedish bread also called Freya bread after the pagan goddess Freya.

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