St. Lucia celebrations in Oslo, Norway (Photo: Norwegianblogger 2005)
In the Nordic countries there are a lot of traditions connected to this day - 13th of December. Angelic-looking children light candles and dress in white robes as they commemorate the Italian saint Santa Lucia (St. Lucy) who defended her faith into martyrdom. This morning I was lucky enough to experience a little of this 13th of December magic. First I passed children singing and dressed in white in the main street of Oslo, Karl Johan, and afterwards I was able to take part in the celebration at my workplace. I think these kinds of traditions are important, and the story about St. Lucia is well worth remembering too.
Kristine Alveng - Our “workplace St. Lucia”, captured the spirit of this day. (Photo: Norwegianblogger 2005)