Published 17 December 2019

Lucia procession 2019

Enjoy the video and photo gallery of the spellbinding Lucia procession last week.

Boarding school parents travel from all over the world to participate

Many Sigtuna townspeople also made sure to buy tickets for the additional performance we offered this year. The Lucia procession at SSHL is always one of the most anticipated events of the year. This year was no different. Enjoy the video and photo album below.

Swedish Lucia

Lucia is a Swedish holiday celebrated on December 13 and gets its name from the holiday’s main character. In Sweden, this day along with advent marks the start of Christmas celebrations. The Swedish Lucia traditions are a mix of pre-Christian and Christian traditions which have spread throughout the Nordic countries and in some instances outside the Nordics.

Lucia is a saint with origins from Sicily in the roman catholic church. However, contemporary Lucia celebrations in the Nordic countries have little in common with Catholic saint worship.

The word lucia is derived from the latin “lux” meaning light.
source: wikipedia

Below: Alice Andersson was SSHLs Lucia 2019.