Saint Lucy's Day

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Dec 13, 2018 Saint Lucy's Day 2018 World
Dec 13, 2019 Saint Lucy's Day 2019 World

Information about Saint Lucy's Day

A girl in the Lucia procession in Sweden

Significance: Saint Lucia's Day is the church feast day dedicated to Lucia of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucy. The Day is one of the very few saint days observed in Scandinavia. Lucia was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution.

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets; holding big formal dinner parties; eating a traditional kind of bun: Lussekatt
Observed by:
Italy, Scandinavia
Location:
World
Start year:
18th Century

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