CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS WORLDWIDE
December 22, 2015
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“Most people in Scandinavian countries honor St. Lucia (also known as St. Lucy) each year on December 13. The celebration of St. Lucia Day began in Sweden, but had spread to Denmark and Finland by the mid-19th century.
In these countries, the holiday is considered the beginning of the Christmas season and, as such, is sometimes referred to as ‘little Yule.'”
Read more @ http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/christmas-traditions-worldwide
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