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Christmas in Copenhagen - st lucia day  http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/christmas-copenhagen

I love the beautiful colors of Santa Lucia - light, red, green, and the pure white of the Santa Lucia dresses.

Elsa Beskow illus. (Sweden) I don't know why, but for some reason, I can imagine your mom dressing up Claire and Benjamin like this. I dig it, even if they kinda look like they're junior recruits in some Swedish cult.

Elsa Beskow (Swedish, - The Star Boys - one of them walks right at the back of all the Santa Lucia girls.

St. Lucia Day - Dec.13 .  ( the pre Julian date of the Winter Solstice)The white cats are probably a reminder of the carriage of Freya which was drawn by cats.

Lucia Day - December (The pre- Julian date of the Winter Solstice). The white cats are probably a reminder of the carriage of Freya, which was drawn by cats.

13 dec ----- click on her picture to go to a wonderful site: Polarbearstale.blogspot.com -- The photo's are all very old Scandinavian ones. I didn't join, but enjoyed looking. :-) hberg                                                                                                                                                                                 More

on Santa Lucia Day In Scandinavia on the 13 th of December people celebrate Lucia . People arrange processions with a Luci.

St. Lucia - In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Saint Lucia Day on December 13. Lucia herself was Christian and died for her faith. The December 13 holiday honors her.     Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, puts on a white robe in the morning and is allowed to wear a crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lucia buns and coffee or mulled wine.

In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Lucia Dagen (Saint Lucia Day) on December Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, wearing a robe and crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lussekattor (Lucia buns) and coffee.

st lucia printable-- **not in english** to print click on: "Skriv ut mallarna"

I love the idea of a paper doll procession. This printable only contains the outline of the paper doll + hats.

Sheet Music of Sankta Lucia - Swedish Children's Songs - Sweden - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World

Children's songs and nursery rhymes from all over the globe presented both in English and their native languages. Many include sound clips and sheet music.

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