Lucia - a Swedish celebration of light
Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. The annual candlelit Lucia procession on 13th of December is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish Christmas traditions, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together.
Lucia − the bearer of light
Celebrated annually, on the morning of the 13th of December, Lucia is a Swedish Christmas tradition that celebrates light, hope and kindness. It is a very atmospheric event involving Christmassy treats and a singing line-up of candle-carrying characters dressed (mostly) in white gowns. These tuneful “Luciatåg” processions – led by Lucia herself – play out on national TV and in kindergartens, schools, care homes, churches and offices across the country. Waiting in anticipation, the audience’s first sign that the Lucia procession are nearing is a mellow chorus approaching from the distance, followed by soft light cutting through the pre-dawn darkness.
Lucia Greetings from Leksand
Everyone at Ejendals in Sweden would like to send warm and bright Lucia greetings to our co-workers and business partners around the world.
We would also like to give a friendly reminder regarding fire safety at home and work. During December and January there are more fires than during the rest of the year.
- Never leave burning candles unattended
- Make sure that your smoke detectors has fresh batteries
- Keep a fire blanket close at hand when cooking