Christmas in Denmark is called Jul, an old Nordic word for “feast”, and it is the biggest Danish holiday with traditions that go back centuries. Festivities are centered around the family. St. Lucia is a big part of the Danish celebration. Santa has a St. Lucia doll in his pocket. According to the Catholic Church Lucia is the saint of light. Legend has it that Lucia, in order to keep her hands free, wore a wreath with candles on her head so that we
could more easily feed poor Christians and bring them hope. Glaedelig Jul!