See Yesterday’s Lucia Procession
14 december 2017
Enjoy the video and image gallery of yesterdays Lucia procession below.
Boarding school parents travel from all over the world to participate
The Lucia procession at SSHL is one of the most anticipated events of the year and parents travel from all around the world to experience it. This year was no different. Enjoy the beautiful video made by employee William Lundahl and photographs by communications manager Vilhelm Edgren and consultant Jon Buscall.
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.