Santa Lucia’s coming begins feasting, merriment, singing and the spirit of friendliness and goodwill that lasts throughout the Holiday season. According to legend, Lucia was a medieval saint who carried food and drink to hungry folk in the province of Varmland during a period of famine. She was seen across Lake Vanern with her white gown and crown of lights.... There are many legends, but in each one Lucia stands for the symbol of light and hope to all mankind.
St. Lucia crafts (candle wreath crown for girls, star hat for boys) to celebrate the traditional Scandinavian holiday that focuses on bringing light into the darkness of winter, and also (in some Scandinavian countries) ushers in the Christmas season.