Santa Lucia

Class B with candles singing Lucia

Every year on 13th December schools and kindergartens, churches and elderly homes all over Denmark participate in the tradition of Santa Lucia. Traditionally, one is chosen to portray the saint wearing a crown of candles at the front of a procession in which everyone wears white and carries a candle. Originally from Sweden, the tradition of Santa Lucia  was adopted in Denmark in1944, and it has been celebrated annually ever since.
For many, Lucia Day is a beautiful and warming event where light and song marks this special day in December.

Follow this link to see a video of the procession.