Advent Calendar: St. Lucia's Day

In various places around the world, December 13th is celebrated as the feast day of St Lucy or St Lucia. It's particularly popular in Sweden, where young girls are symbolically dressed in white and given candle-bearing wreaths to wear on their heads for the festivities. Like many holidays that were borrowed from the pagans, the Christian version manages to celebrate an occasion that involves martyrdom and tyranny, but on the bright side, the Swedes celebrate it with a large amount of food.