Happy St. Lucia Day

December 13, 2022

Saint Lucia was an early Christian martyr, killed by the Romans for her religious beliefs. As with all martyrs, she met a grim end, yet her memory is celebrated on this day in a variety of beautiful ways that relate to hoping for the return of the light during the dark days of winter, see the Britannica reference below.

I think the white dresses and red sashes on young girls who bear platters of saffron buns is a lovely image. The thought of children wearing a crown of lighted candles on top of their long, flowing hair, however, is terrifying.

More at Britannica

St Lucia bun recipe

And here is a tattoo

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