Santa Lucia is a holiday in many parts of the world including some towns in Italy, particularly in the Veneto and two towns in Lombardy, Crema and Cremona. The latter is a very famous city for its liutai or lute makers as well. Many don’t read Italian, I know, but here is an interesting explanation of this festive day that some consider almost as important as Christmas. Santa Lucia was a Saint from Siracusa, Sicily.
My own reason for celebrating Santa Lucia lies much closer to home with my beautiful niece whose name day is today – Lucia.