"Lucia - Pretty young girls are..." Holidays Tip by eva_oberg

Holidays, Stockholm: 14 reviews and 13 photos

<b>Lucia</b> - Pretty young girls are selected to become 'Lucia' on the 13th of December. They wear candles in their hair and sing traditional hymns with their maidens and 'star-boys' at ceremonies all over the country. In Sweden, the festivities of Lucia Day begin early in the morning, with singing costumed children bringing their parents breakfast in bed. But the holiday continues, with Lucia processions at TV, in schools, hospitals, offices and even on SAS flights.There is something mystical about the Lucia procession entering the darkened room with their candles, their voices solemnly singing about the silence of the winter night. Symbolizing the light of faith, the Italian saint Lucia has become a Swedish icon of winter, nearly as popular as Santa Claus. This tradition has become one of the most favourite memories for the Nobel Price winners.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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