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St. Lucia Day

Definition: A festival of light that marks the beginning of the Christmas season for people from Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

They say, St. Lucia comes to make the darkness disappear. Lucia means Light.

To celebrate, the female playing the role of St. Lucia wears a white dress with a red sash and a crown of candles. She wakes the family at dawn and serves them breakfast.

Celebrated on December 13

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St. Lucia Day
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