Santka Lucia Concert at PLU

The Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) brought the Christmas time Sankta Lucia tradition to PLU Friday night. This Swedish tradition is celebrated near the winter solstice and is a festival of light.

At PLU, the one wearing the crown of lights is a scholarship winner chosen by the SCC. The procession members each carry a light, enter the room and the group sings carols in the dark. A group of four fiddlers join them. Then they celebrate (with the lights on) by dancing around the Christmas tree and enjoying punch, cookies and saffron rolls. Santa also made a brief appearance.

 

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