LUCIA "Lucia is a holiday celebrated on December 13, and the name of the feast protagonist. In Sweden marks Lucia Day with Advent beginning of Christmas celebrations. The Swedish Lucian is a mixture of both pre-Christian and Christian figures, and this tradition has spread to other Nordic countries, and to some extent also outside the Nordic region.
Lucia is also a saint in the Roman Catholic Church originating from Sicily. Today's Scandinavian Lucia celebration, however, has little in common with the cult of saints.