Through the brightness of Saint Lucia, light and hope are celebrated on Santa Lucia Day. This holiday marks the longest night of the year, as well the beginning of the Christmas season in Sweden and many other countries. Light, on this long dark night, is celebrated. Traditionally children walk in gowns of white, with evergreen wreaths atop their heads, singing songs with lit candles. Our home school group celebrated this day in our own simple way, with each child wearing white gowns, red sashes, and felt Lucia crowns. Walking in a procession with lit candles, the children were breathtaking. Thank you Santa Lucia for reminding us to carry our light, in our hands and in our hearts. You might also like my post on how to make your own felt mushroom house.
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