Celebrating Santa Lucia

There are so many possibilities for celebrating saints’ feast days that I usually barely manage to pull something together for those our children are named after. But there are a couple extra that are just too good to pass up.

St. Lucy is one of those. You can read about her life here (scroll down to the very bottom to read about the popular celebration and the reason behind all the crazy hats below).

My husband initiated the celebration of St. Lucy’s day, which might have had something to do with the fact that traditionally the oldest girl in the family gets up super early and makes a delicious sweet bread to bring to her parents for breakfast. But we didn’t get up quite early enough for that today.

We did however finish making our wreath crown with candles for the oldest girl (or in our case the girls decided to take turns), garland crowns for the rest of the girls, and cone hats with stars for the boys. We’re going to get all dressed up and deliver cinnamon rolls to the neighbors after dinner tonight.

IMG_7590I’m pretty sure this goes without saying, but the kids are *loving* this feast day. :)

 

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