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Saint Lucy

December 13, 2012

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December 13 is named after saint Lucy – Sankta Lucia- , and celebrated with processions of singing white dressed girls, each with a candle in her hand. The Lucia brude had 4 candles in a wreath on her head.  The tradition with Lucia procession came to Denmark from Sweden, around 1944. In Sweden they have documents telling about Lucia in 1764, but the tradition wasn´t common before 1920-30. In the old days when the julian calender was in use, the 13 december was the longest night.

 

LINKS:

Wikipedia about Saint Lucy

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  1. December 28, 2012 7:38 pm

    This is such a lovely tradition.

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