St Lucy's Day


St Lucy's Day - a holiday, which is celebrated on December 13 in Catholic and Protestant countries
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is believed that the name of the holiday due to the martyr of Syracuse - Saint Lucia, blinded and killed for their faith in Christ, however, there is a legend that what Lucia lived in the Middle Ages and was the wife of a Swedish fisherman once her husband went to sea, but played out the storm Evil Spirit, who played on the Earth in the night, I turned off the lighthouse, and then Lucia came to a high cliff with a flashlight to illuminate your favorite way to berth Devils angry, attacked her and cut off her head, but even after the death of her ghost was standing on rock with a lantern
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On the day of Saint Lucia in Stockholm and Helsinki are ceremonies election and coronation of Lucia, which is decorated with a white dress and wearing a crown of candles, after which begins the solemn procession of carnival children Breakfast coronation takes place in Skansen National Museum, and Finnish - Helsinki cathedral on the main decoration of the "feast of the Queen" symbolic: white dress means innocence and purity, red belt, which she belted - martyrdom crown - halo, holiness character, and burning candle - light Each school also purchased a Lucia and organize festivals with singing of traditional hymns
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