Today is the Feast of Santa Lucia — an Italian saint who over the centuries became very important in Scandinavian countries. Santa Lucia Day is a day celebrating light in the darkest days of the year, and sharing with your neighbors. It is one of my favorite parts of the Advent season!
Tonight we will be having a Scandinavian smorgasbord including Swedish meatballs, homemade lefse, and krumkake — all traditional Scandinavian foods. My family roots run to Norway and Denmark. My husband is Italian. So Santa Lucia is the perfect holiday for our family!
I’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about our Scandinavian traditions, Santa Lucia Day, and the books in our library that connect us to our heritage through the Christmas holidays. I hope you’ll take a look!