Every year, kids and adults join in what is also known as the festival of light Saint Lucy’s Day the 13th of December, a very special day in the Scandinavian calendar. Originally, St Lucia celebrated “the bearer of light” and that is still very much what we celebrate today.
This timing, and her name meaning light, is a factor in the particular devotion to St. Lucy in Scandinavian countries, where young girls dress as the saint in honor of the feast and walk in processions and people will enjoy festive food like Saffron Buns, see the recipe and find out more about Saint Lucy’s Day here
Saint Lucys Day (Santa Lucia or Saint Lucia) will be celebrated at the following events in London
Den Danske kirke, 4 St Katharine’s Precinct, London NW1 4HH
3-5pm and 7-8:30pm with sale of gløgg and æbleskiver.
We recommend you to show up early to get a space as this is a very popular event! Suitable for families.
Den Svenska Kyrkan in London hosts a annual very popular Lucia event, but tickets has been sold out for ages already. But worth considering for next year perhaps.