Monday, December 16, 2013

Advent ~ Day 13


December 13th is St. Lucia Day, which we’ve often celebrated (partly due to my Swedish heritage). You can read a little more at Professor Carol’s fantastic Advent series:

‘Lucy, Lucia, Lux – it means “light,” and a celebration of light is certainly appropriate to Advent. And nowhere can we find a greater celebration of light than the feast of St. Lucia in Sweden, where winter rules the day with darkness.’

Another one of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching our DVD of Rick Steves’ European Christmas, and it’s now available on YouTube! This part shows St. Lucia celebrations in Norway:

And another beautiful video:


Kirsten's Surprise (A Swedish immigrant American Girl)

Lucia, Saint of Light

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