December 13: Saint Lucy's Day
Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day observed on 13 December. The observance commemorates Lucia of Syracuse, an early-4th-century martyr who according to legend brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs. The Day is celebrated most widely in Scandinavia and in Italy. In Scandinavia, where Lucy is called Santa Lucia, she is represented as a lady in a white dress and a red sash, with a crown or wreath of candles on her head.
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