The Embassy of Sweden invites you to celebrate Swedish Lucia – the festival of light!
The annual candlelit Lucia procession is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with adults and children clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together. Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebration represents one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with its clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth.Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters.
The Embassy of Sweden invites you to take part in this Swedish tradition, illuminating the midwinter darkness. You will get to see a traditional candlelit Lucia procession. There will also be activities for children as well as gingerbread cookies, Swedish saffron buns, coffee and mulled wine.
The celebration will be held in Swedish/English and will take place at the Danish Cultural Center in 798 Art District. For more information and registration please click HERE.