Saint Lucia's Day is on the 13th of December. This day is celebrated most commonly in Scandinavia, where it is a major feast day, celebrating light through the long dark winters. A young girl dressed in a white dress and a red sash (as the symbol of martyrdom) wears a crown or wreath of candles on her head. Girls dressed as her maidens carry lights in procession, as songs are sung. It is said that to vividly celebrate this day will help getting through the long winter days with enough light.
Swedish School are going to perform at the residency of the Swedish ambassador on this day. We are going to sing eight songs, and the older kids will read some Christmas poems and play some instruments. It's going to be a beautiful celebration!
I'm quite chuffed, as it'll actually be the first time for my two to participate in a proper 'Luciatåg'.
Yesterday we did a draw for the role as Lucia - and guess who won? --- Linnea!!
Oh my, she got so, so excited! She is going to be the best Lucia ever!