St. Lucia Day
According to the old Julian calendar, December 13 was the longest night of the year. The ancient people were very much aware of the diminishing daylight and feared the cold and hunger that accompanied the sun’s decline. Men yearned for a friendly spirit to intercede, restoring the light to the earth. Over many centuries, this spirit of light became personified in St. Lucia, the Queen of Light.
St. Lucia and the second grade visited the other classes, bringing song and baked treats. It was a wonderful way to celebrate St. Lucia Day and get the children into the spirit of the season!