Little Drops of Water figurines are small 3-1/2 inch devotional statues.
Each figure features a high gloss colored finish and is cheerfully depicted.
This one is of beloved patron saint of eyes - St. Lucy.
Saint Lucy's day has been celebrated in Sweden on December 13th since the beginning of the 18th century. On the Julian calendar, December 13th marked the longest night of the year. In the minds of many, this night brought mysteries, dangers, supernatural figures, and the presence of Lucifer. Saint Lucy was evoked to bring light and Divine Justice; Saint Lucy represents the light in the darkness. In 1753, the use of the Gregorian calendar commenced. Despite the longest night being from December 21st to 22nd, the celebration of Saint Lucy's Day remained on December 13th. On this day, young women who represent Saint Lucy wear white tunics with a red ribbon around their waists and wreaths of candles on their heads. The young also wear white tunics; the girls wear wreaths of flowers on their heads, and the boys (called "Star Boys") wear cone-shaped hats. Wherever the kids go, they sing songs and hand out coffee, saffron cookies (lussekatter), gingerbread cookies (pepparkakor), and mulled wine with spices and cinnamon (glgg).Subsequently, this tradition spread to Denmark, Norway, and Finland in the early 1900s.