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Saint Lucia Day in Sweden – The annual candlelit Lucia procession on 13 December is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together.
The Festival of Saint Lucia – According to Swedish legend, a ship carrying a maiden “clothed in white and crowned with light” appeared on the shore in Värmland during a great famine. The maiden, widely believed to be Lucia, distributed food and clothing to the needy, thus endearing herself to the Swedish people. Watch the livestreamon Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10 a.m. (CT).
Light in the darkness – Swedish Lucia tradition.
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Advent Calendar Day – Kid’s just love the excitement of the days leading up to the big day, especially when they recieve a little surprise every day. In the past they could look forward to a piece of candy or small trinket, currently there are Advent calendars of all tastes and interests. Counting down the days to Christmas is an enjoyable experience for all ages!
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