The Italian word Lucia means light, and St Lucy is the patron saint of the blind, of vision and of light.
This is also associated with the
Ethiopian New Year. The Rastafarians believe that Ethiopia is their spiritual homeland and the place where they want to return.
For this reason Rastafarians recognise the
John the Baptist had admonished Herod for divorcing his wife, Phasaelis, and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I.
Herod was an important political figure in Judea, a part of the Roman Empire.
On Herod's birthday, Salome, the daughter of Herodias, danced before