2017-12-12

Saint Lucia´s day at the University

Welcome to the Traditional celebration of Lucia. Performance by Gävle Lucia who'll sing christmas songs at the University Library.

Date and time: Wednesday the 13th of December, 08.00-09.00 in the morning.

Place: At the University Library

About this day:
Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated most commonly in Scandinavia, with their long dark winters, where it is a major feast day, and in Italy, with each emphasising a different aspect of the story.

In Scandinavia, where Saint Lucy is called Santa Lucia in Norwegian and Sankta Lucia in Swedish, she is represented as a lady in a white dress (a symbol of a Christian's white baptismal robe) and red sash (symbolizing the blood of her martyrdom) with a crown or wreath of candles on her head.

In Norway, Sweden and Swedish-speaking regions of Finland, as songs are sung, girls dressed as Saint Lucy carry cookies and saffron buns in procession, which "symbolizes bringing the light of Christianity throughout world darkness.

Read more on Wikipedi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy%27s_Day

Published by: Anna Hellqvist Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2017-12-12
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