In a tradition going back thousands of years, the oldest daughter of the house would wear a crown of light, formerly lite candles, and today it is often LED Lights, and bring breakfast in bed to the family. Coffee, Teas, Gingerbread Cookies, and Lucy Cakes (Made with Ginger, Cardamon, and Saffron). Formerly associated with the Winter Solstice, (like much of our traditions in all Northern Hemisphere Cultures this time of year) and later the image of Saint Lucia, an Italian Martyr,. came to be associated with it. Now the day is used to mark the beginning of the Christmas Celebrations in many Norwegian countries and is also by Waldorf Schooling Communities and many others who wish to welcome the Returning Light, and begin the countdown to Christmas Day. It marks the 12 Days before Christmas Day.
So however you welcome the return of the longer days and the birth of light and glory, may it be one of joy and happiness. My daughter and I woke our family this morning to this song playing and brought coffee and cinnamon bagels. Take a moment and listen to this glorious singing!
She in her seven year old cuteness, with a crown of twinkle lights on her head, was Santa Lucia of course, and I, as her overgrown Star Boy. So Bring Joy, Celebrate Christmas and Welcome the Light! Bright Blessings!