In Siracusa, veneration of Santa Lucia may be found in many locales, for example at this grocery store that I frequented last February during an extended stay. I saw this tamburello (frame drum) with the patroness of light, eyes, and grain on it, and I lept for joy! I want one!
Join me next Monday, Dec. 13 at 7pm Eastern on Zoom for an online celebration of the Feast of Santa Lucia. I’ll discuss Lucia’s life, her legends, and the traditions practiced. I’ll sing the beloved song “Santa Lucia” live and explain Saint Lucy’s connection to ancient divine feminine energies in the Mediterranean.
Viva Santa Lucia!