In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Lucia Dagen (Saint Lucia Day) on December Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, wearing a robe and crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lussekattor (Lucia buns) and coffee.
Lucia bringing the light. (Saint Lucy is one of the few saints celebrated by Lutheran Nordic people — Danes; Finns and Norwegians.) Much of Scandinavian folklore and religiosity, is centered on the annual struggle between light and darkness.