St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304AD. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means 'light' so this is a very appropriate name. December 13th was also the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Christian, Advent Christmas, Lucia Candles, Candle Holders, Candles Holders, 828 667 Pixel, Alma Roo, Luciacandleholder Jpg 828 667, Process Candles
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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.
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Lucia - Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304AD. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. ...
Stay up all night to wait for St Lucia, she will bring Lussekat buns in the morning -- In Scandanavia on the night of 12th December people stay awake all night to guard against being taken by Lucifer, lord of darkness by having an all night party. The morning light arrives and with it, safety in the form of St Lucia dressed in white with candles on her head so she has her hands free to offer sweets and Lussekatt buns. Traditionally this is the family’s eldest daughter.
St. Lucia Day beautiful lyrics in english cords C G7 1. Night walks with heavy tread C round farm and byre, C G7 dark sun-forsaken earth C shadows attire. C G7 Then in our winter gloom C candlelight fills the room: G7 C Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! Each verse is the same sequence of chords.