World Christmas: St. Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day procession
St. Lucia Day procession

I was busy this morning. I visited many places as I travel around the World!

The places I visited do something special today.  It is called Saint Lucia’s Day.  Some people call it Saint Lucy’s Day.  It is a day about Light winning over Darkness.

And that is what Christmas is about in many ways too!

Today the oldest girl in the house wakes up early.  She puts on a special white dress and red sash.  She wears a crown of seven candles.

Then she wakes up her parents.  She brings them a special meal of coffee, saffron bread and ginger biscuits. Yummy!

School closes early today too!  This gives time for everyone to get ready for the big procession in town.  A procession is a special kind of parade.

The boys dress up as Star Boys.  They wear white pajama-like outfits.  They also sing special songs on this day.

St. Lucia Day Parades Bonfires

At schools, they have special parades today.  The girls dress as Lucia.  The boys dress as Star Boys. There will be more parades tonight.

There will also be big, safe fires called bonfires. In ancient times, these fires were set to scare off evil spirits. The fires were also hoped to make the days start to get longer again.

And, there will be lots of friends and lots of singing.  It is a lot fun!

Saint Lucia Day is the start of the Christmas season in these countries.  It brings hope and light to everyone during the darkest time of the year.

I like to think the elves and I also bring hope and light to people at this time of year.  Maybe that is why we like St. Lucy’s Day so much!  (That and the gingerbread 😉)

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S. What fun Christmassy things do you do at school or with your friends?  (You can leave a message for me. Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)

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24 special messages to Santa about “World Christmas: St. Lucia Day”

  1. Dear Santa,
    We don’t go to school for the week of Christmas, but we hang all the ornaments on the tree together. Love your old jokster April

  2. at school we wear the color of christmas color but you dont have too, then we wear christmas caps like yours then we put holiday music on!

  3. That’s really neat I’ve never heard of St. Lucia day before. Sometimes around Christmas I go with loved ones to Bronners, which is a giant Christmas store that is open all year (it’s the size of a super Wal-Mart!).

  4. Me and my freinds sing Christmas Carols for the people in Ascension Manor.We also make gingerbread cookies and split them.I leave mine for Santa.

  5. Dear Santa, tomorrow we will have our christmas play at school. It is called Christmas stars and I will be an animal in it. I will be a mouse and i get to sing lots of songs. I hope you can hear them wherever you are. Love from

  6. Hey santa and the elves you lot are the best ever where would we be without you??
    Bye and Thanks for always giving me a great christmas!!

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