Learning How Sweden celebrates
The biggest and longest holiday of the year is the
magical Christmas of Sweden. The excitement begins the first
Sunday of Advent with the lighting of the first Advent candle.
The winter solstice is called Lucia Day, which legend says is
a time of the year when man and beast need extra nourishment.
A Lucia (Queen of Light) is chosen from each home, club, school,
etc. She is dressed in a white gown with a crown of candles in
her hair. She brings food and drink and is generally accompanied
by a train of attendants. The boys wear tall paper cone hats
decorated with stars.
We each made our own hats in celebration of St. Lucia