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Lucian Päivä - Lucia Parade

Posted 13th-December-2008 at 03:00 PM by Aleksis Kivi
Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 09:48 AM by admin

Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucia or Saint Lukia was a rich young Christian Martyr who is venerated as a saint by both Catholic and Orthodox Christians.

Clebrated on the longest night of the year (according to the Julius Calendar - December 13th)

Name derived from lux, lucis "light"

Patron saint of those who are blind

Celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church

Saint Lucy's Day celebrations that retain many indigenous Germanic pagan pre-Christian midwinter elements

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