Swedish Christmas and Holiday Books for KidsIt commemorates the life of Santa Lucia, who is also known as Saint Lucy. Lucy was born in Syracuse, Sicily around and died in AD. She wanted to devote her life to helping the poor. In protest against the marriage, she poked out her eyes and put them on a platter and sent them to the man. The legend is that her eyes were miraculously restored by God. Under the old Julian calendar, that day was December 13th.
Santa Lucia Morning in Sweden
George's relatives in Sweden celebrate the holiday of Lucia on December Lucia celebrates the Christian martyr St. Lucia, and is a celebration of light at the darkest time of the year. Kids dress up in white and have a big parade with stars and candles. One of George's cousins was elected to dress up like St. She wore a white dress, and a wreath of candles on her head. Sometimes they use battery-powered candles instead.
Growing up the grandchild of Swedish immigrants, Swedish illustrated picture books, and especially Swedish Christmas books, were a steady part of my reading diet. Lucia Day, which is a festival of light celebration on December 13th, as well as winter-themed books. So go ahead, sit back and travel to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Oh, and of course you will want to make a few kid-made Swedish ornaments. They are super easy, I promise:. Christmas in Noisy Village. This is my Christmas must-read book.
Please see my disclosure policy for more information. On this special day, many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, ginger snaps, and wonderful singing. In addition to the story of the Svensson children, the book also includes the Lucia Song, recipes for ginger snaps and saffron buns, a short story of the Lucia legend, plus two patterns for the Lucia gown and star boy outfit. Out from the long dark winter comes a young and beautiful maiden with a wreath of candles on her head. Surrounded by her court of candle holding friends, wand holding star boys, and all of them singing of the hope and assurance that the light will return once again. I took this book with me as I moved all over the globe just to make sure that I could share the story of Lucia wherever I went.
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