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St Nicholas Day - Start a Fun Family Tradition - Eclectically Vintage

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.

The day of Saint Lucia is an essential part of Christmas in Scandinavia. Each year on December 13, Saint Lucia is celebrated widely with candlelight and traditional candle-lit processions. She was Christian and died for her faith. The holiday honors her. 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 [hot chocolate] (coffee or mulled wine.) Boys dress as Star Boys.