SANTA LUCIA DAY
Santa Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13 through Scandinavia and also parts of Italy, eastern Europe, and the United States and Canada.
This celebration is closely tied to the Winter Solstice, and in the old Julian calendar would have fallen on the Solstice. When the Gregorian calendar was adopted it corrected an eight day error in the Julian calendar which placed the solstice later in the month. The celebration of Saint Lucy's day however, stayed on December 13.
***Do you celebrate Santa Lucia day in your area?