I don’t really know how, but veneration of St Lucy of Syracuse survived the Swedish Protestant Reformation (although Protestants don’t actually ask her to intercede for them), and grand concerts are arranged on her feast day (today, in case you didn’t know). Many also celebrate her feast day privately by dressing up just like in the clip below, singing some songs and eating special food. Here, St Lucy has become a symbol of tolerance, steadfastness and virtue in general. This concert is from Swedish television and includes, among many other things, an amazing rendition of Fauré’s “Pie Jesu”.
I know most of you don’t understand Swedish, but the music and amazing reverence is in focus here!