My Swedish friends are celebrating the Feast of Santa Lucia, or Saint Lucy’s Day today. This festival of light is especially important during the darkest days of the year in Sweden. It’s said that if you truly celebrate Lucia, it will help you live through the long winter days with enough light.
In most schools workplaces and many homes a Lucia leads a procession of singing children carrying candles and singing specific songs. Lucia wears a long white robe and a wreath with candles on her head. All eat lussebulle (saffron buns) and laugh and visit afterward.
For Day 13 of Build a Better You, we are talking about rituals and how being flexible with traditions and rituals fosters connection and comfort.