Yeah, so we have this tradition in Sweden to every celebrate Saint Lucia (a.k.a. Lucy) of Lyracuse, every December 13th. The traditional way to do this is to elect someone to "be" lucia, she gets to walk first in this sort of mini-parade like thing. She has candles in her hair (that's just stupid, i know) and is always blonde. She also has a few other girls walking behind her (called brides maids o_O), some other irrelevant characters are also part of the tradition.
Anyhow. This tradition really pisses me off. Not sure if everyone is familiar with the story of Lucia, but the highlights is that this Italian chick (Lucia) gets her eyes torn out for not marrying a pagan, and those eyes she carries around on a dish.
We celebrate this in Sweden. Seriously, how frickin sick is that?