Sankta Lucia (Saint Lucy) is a traditional Swedish celebration held on December 13th each year. It is a festival of light and is meant to bring hope and joy during the dark winter months.
The tradition of Sankta Lucia is thought to have originated in Sicily, Italy, in the 4th century. Lucia was a young Christian woman who was martyred for her faith. According to legend, she brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs, wearing a candlelit wreath on her head to light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible.
The Sankta Lucia celebration was brought to Sweden by Swedish Vikings in the 11th century. It quickly became a popular tradition and is now one of the most important holidays in Sweden.
On Sankta Lucia Day, a young woman is chosen to be the Lucia Bride. She wears a white dress, a red sash, and a wreath of lighted candles on her head. The Lucia Bride leads a procession of girls dressed in white, who sing traditional Lucia songs and serve coffee and buns to family and friends.
The Sankta Lucia celebration is a time for families to come together and celebrate the coming of the Christmas season. It is also a time to remember the sacrifices of those who have come before us and to give thanks for the light that shines in the darkness.
The coffee and buns that are served at Sankta Lucia celebrations are typically saffron buns (lussekatter) and ginger biscuits.
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