Saint Lucy's Day
- Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, so her feast day is now a festival of light.
- To celebrate girls will dress as with her wreath of candles and carry rolls and cookies in procession.
- The candles symbolize the fire that refused to take St. Lucy's life when she was sentenced to be burned.
- It is said that to vividly celebrate Saint Lucy's Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light.
- Between Lussi Night and Yule, trolls, evil spirits, and spirits of the dead, were thought to be active outside.
- In some regions of North-Eastern Italy, Lucy brings gifts to good children and coal to bad ones the night of December 12.