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Friday, 13 December 2013

Feast of Saint Lucy

Another exciting feast day Tallulah! Today, December 13th, we remember Saint Lucy! It's also a good day to remember our master's niece Lucy!

I'm sorry to interrupt Cloë, but are those eyeballs?!

They are indeed Tallulah. Saints are often pictured with something that symbolizes what they are patrons of. In Saint Lucy's case, people with eye problems will pray to her for her intercession.

Why is that Cloë?

The name Lucy comes from the Latin word lux which means light. So over the centuries people associated light and eyes.

Something else to know about Saint Lucy, is that in the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden and Finland, this feast day is widely celebrated, probably because the dark nights are so long at this time of year.

Many schools and cities will elect a Lucia to dress in a white dress and a red sash and wear a crown or wreath of candles on her head to help celebrate the day.

Click here to download a paper Saint Lucy doll and to learn more about this saint.

Finally, here is a picture of us with our Lucy!


Cloë and Tallulah

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