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Saint Lucia's Day - St. Lucy lost her eyes in her martyrdom, she can also be thought of as the patron saint of seeing with your heart, and not your eyes.

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Bunad of Oslo, Norway. Since Oslo was a town, there was no bunad in that area until 1947. The design Is therefore not an old or very traditional one as in many of the other parts of Norway. Spring flowers are the main motif. The purse has St. Halvard, the patron saint of Oslo embroidered as its motif. Notice the traditional Norwegian silver brooch on her chest.

July 29 Olaf, King of Norway, martyr, died 1030 Considered the patron saint of Norway, Olaf went from a life of piracy to becoming Christian and declaring himself king of Norway. He revised the laws and tried to administer them fairly. Driven from Norway in a rebellion, he was killed in battle trying to regain his kingdom..

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Christmas celebrations in Sweden begin with the feast of St. Lucia on the 13th of December. Lucia is the patron saint of light and she is honored on this day. In homes that still observe th

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Not sure what tradition this is, but if there are other Swedes out there who do, feel free to add a comment. Thanks!

Церковь Олевисте. #Tallinn. St. Olav's Church is named after the Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson - Baptist Norway (995-1030), later declared the patron saint of Norway, it is revered as the patron saint of sailors.

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from St Chrysostom's Church News and Views

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