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Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, i...

wikipedia - 14 Dec 2017
Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, commemorating Saint Lucy, a 3rd-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend brought "food and aid to Christians hiding in the catacombs" using a candle-lit wreath to "light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible". Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year before calendar reforms, so
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Saint Lucy's Day starts off the Christmas season

The State Press - 30 Nov 2017
St. Lucy's Day, a Christian holiday with a mysterious migratory past, is Dec. 13, and students of all faiths can take part in the rich history of this early European Christmastime celebration. Lucia, or Lucy in English, was a young girl in the Roman ...
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How St. Lucy became a light in Scandinavia

Aleteia EN - 14 Dec 2017
From the intense devotion surrounding St. Lucy sprang the many traditions of St. Lucy's Day. In various Scandinavian countries there developed Lussibrud, a tradition where the oldest daughter in the family wears a white dress and red sash with a crown ...
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The surprising ways that Italy celebrates Santa Lucia

The Local Italy - 13 Dec 2017
As you'd expect, Lucia's feast day is a big occasion in Sicily – but the north of Italy, especially Lombardy, has its own traditions of celebrating the saint that date back centuries. What do Italians do on Saint Lucia's Day? In Italy as in Sweden ...
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Too Blond: Swedish Girls Boycott Traditional Saint Lucy Pageant

Sputnik International - 29 Nov 2017
Despite Saint Lucy's Day being a fixture in the Nordic calendar, Swedes' interest in traditional festivities revolving around a typically blonde white-clad girl representing light, hope and warmth in the midst of winter darkness and cold is waning ...
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Scandinavian Santa Lucia celebration, competition set

Daily Herald - 19 Oct 2017
According to Wikipedia, Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, commemorating Saint Lucy, a third-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend ...
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Dog About Town: Diving into pool parties and more things to do

Dallas News - 10 Aug 2018
•Drinks for Dogs -- all day Saturday at the Celt Irish Pub, 100 N. Tennessee St., and sister restaurant Dempsey's Place, 310 E. Louisiana St., which both have McKinney's dog-friendly patios variance -- will feature a special menu of cocktails ...
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St. Lucy in Waterbury returns donated statue to family

Waterbury Republican American - 12 Jul 2018
WATERBURY – The straps fixed around the statue of St. Lucy tightened with the move of the crane, and the patron saint of the blind began to tip precariously. Peter Albini joked it would be a “miracle” should the statue make it to his family's funeral ...
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National Day – The Reason

The Star Newspaper - 10 Dec 2017
As for the French: Saint Lucy's Day is celebrated on December 13, and oral traditions claim that French sailors were shipwrecked on the island on that day, which is probably why it was cited as “Saint Alouzie” on a 1624 French map. Other historical ...
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Saint Lucia: Top 10 facts about this Caribbean island - 22 Feb 2018
St Lucy is a patron saint of those suffering from bleeding disorders, lawyers, writers, seamstresses and poor people as well as the island itself. 7. Two Nobel Prizes have been awarded to people from Saint Lucia: Derek Walcott (Literature) and W Arthur ...
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High School athletes realize their dreams on national signing day

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - 09 Nov 2017
St. Lucy's big day included signees Katie Greep (Kennesaw University), Kiara Mills (Creighton), Lauren Nunez (Providence College) and Samantha Garcia (Long Island University, Brooklyn). South Hills' Leah Macias and Hannah Macias are both heading to ...
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11 Caribbean Events to Travel for in 2018

Condé Nast Traveler - 20 Mar 2018
National Day (St. Lucy's Day), St. Lucia (December 13). Saint Lucia's Day is a national holiday on the small island, set to honor the patron saint of light. This year the holiday falls on December 13, though the events really worth catching are the ...
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Where to find St. Joseph's Day altars this weekend and March 19 - 16 Mar 2018
Altars -- both big and small -- are rich in religious symbolism, from bread shaped like Jesus' sandals to the St. Lucy's Eye Pies, which traditionally feature a top crust shaped like eyes in homage to the patron saint of the visually impaired. Free ...
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Lame Ku Klux Klan 'Prank' by Police Mars St Lucy's Day in Sweden

Sputnik International - 15 Dec 2016
On Saint Lucy's Day, which is widely celebrated across the country, Swedish Police were alerted about a Ku Klux Klan march. Later, callers were reported to have mistaken a Saint Lucy procession clad in white robes for a Klan meeting. Still later, the ...
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Holiday Traditions and Legends: The celebration of Santa Lucia

Communities Digital News - 12 Dec 2017
Known as Saint Lucy's Day, Santa Lucia is a Christian feast day that falls on December 13 each year to commemorate a a young girl, Lucy, martyr who brought “food and aid to Christians hiding in catacombs.” Santa Lucia is primarily a Nordic celebration, ...

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