St Lucia Concert in London 2018

To celebrate the darkest night of the year Swedes in London will gather in Westminster Cathedral for a magical St Lucia concert. And you have a chance to join in on the festivities too. Read on! The Lucia concert is one of the most popular Church services among Scandinavians in London and it has become an important part of their Christmas traditions, meaning tickets sell out fast! Below is an...

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Lucia with LondonSwedes 2017

Open to all is perhaps the most magical celebration of the year, the Lucia concert. Tickets are still available for the London Swedes event taking place in the Asylum Chapel from the 10th to the 14th of December. 100% Christmas Spirit and happiness guaranteed. For the third year in a row, the organisation LondonSwedes are hosting a set of unique Christmas concerts in the stunningly setting of...

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St Lucia Concert in London 2017

Santa Lucia in Norwegian and Sankta Lucia in Swedish, Saint Lucy's Day is a Nordic celebration of light on one of the darkest nights during the year. The Lucia concert is one of the most popular Church services among Scandinavians in London and it has become an important part of their Christmas traditions - and so tickets sell out fast! Saint Lucy's Day is celebrated on December 13th in...

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Lucia Celebration and Church Service in London 2016

Lucia Celebration in London is one of the most important and popular Church services among Scandinavians in London. To many Lucia has become part of their Christmas traditions, and so the tickets sell out fast. Saint Lucia Day is a non religious day celebrated throughout Scandinavia as 'Luciadagen'. It's a Winter festival, marking the dark December night with a feast and light festival. It's a...

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Countdown to Christmas and Saint Lucia

Less than 2 weeks away... We are cleaning, dusting, polishing and sweeping. We are baking and cooking with wonderful spices and lots of sugar and syrup. Writing greetings on glittery cards and wrapping in gifts. Pine branches and candles lid... We are counting down the days to Christmas. Today we'll be celebrating St Lucia with delicious home baked saffron buns called "Lussekatter" in...

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Happy St Lucia Day!

Lucia day in Scandinavia is on December 13th – a very special day in the Scandinavian calendar. Originally, St Lucia celebrated “the bearer of light” and the tradition today is still that a train of people dressed in white will walk in the dark bearing candles, singing Christmas carols. The Lucia celebrations in Sweden can be traced back to the tradition in German Protestant families of...

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Saint Lucy’s Day in London

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...

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St Lucia and yummy Saffron Buns

Lucia day in Scandinavia is on December 13th - a very special day in the Scandinavian calendar.  Originally, St Lucia celebrated "the bearer of light" and the tradition today is still that a train of people dressed in white will walk in the dark bearing candles, singing Christmas carols. A girl is elected to portray Lucia, wearing a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head,...

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