National Day of Saint Lucia is celebrated on December 12.
It is the feast day of Saint Lucy (Lucia) of Syracuse, who is the patron saint of the island.
Saint Lucia is a small island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
It is believed to have been discovered by the Europeans in the late 15th or early 16th century.
The island was named after Saint Lucy, a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
The feast day of St. Lucy is celebrated on December 13, it is Saint Lucia's National Day.
The holiday marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
The Festival of Lights begins on the eve of St. Lucy's day.