Door 13 of the Katapult Advent Calendar hides a nod to our Swedish heritage.
13 December is Lucia Day in Sweden.
Lucia is an annual candlelit procession, a tradition of light, which takes place in homes, schools, workplaces and public places all around the country (and anywhere in the world where there are Swedes:-))
Lucia can be traced back to St Lucia of Syracuse, Sicily in the early 300’s and the old calendar where 12 December was believed to be the darkest day of the year.
The role of Lucia is to bring light (starting early in the morning of the 13th) to the darkest day before. Apart from being a beautiful beacon of light in a dark time of year, it’s a day of coming together in tranquility, kindness and gratitude.
Happy Lucia Day to you all!