St. Lucia Celebration

December 9

9:00 AM

Our celebration of St. Lucia begins with the selection and crowning of our current year St. Lucia.  She will lead the other young girls parade of serving breakfast with the traditional St. Lucia’s day buns flavored with saffron and dotted with raisins called lussekatts.  We will add fruit and oatmeal to the breakfast.  There is a secret candy hidden in the oatmeal for which a prize is given.

Girls are invited to wear white dresses.  We will provide the red sashes and holly head wear.  The boys are given special hats worn by the star boys.  After we have all enjoyed a breakfast, a special visitor for Christmas will join the party.

St. Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304.  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.