What to Expect:
When and Where:
Saturday - December 13, 2014 1 – 4 pm
Museum of Seminole County History
300 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773
(The event is free, donations accepted)
Swede DISH Food Truck - Authentic Swedish cuisine will be available for purchase.
Marianne Coveney European Essentials will have a booth with beautiful unique Swedish imported Christmas items for sale.
The Lake Mary Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Amy Gonzalez, will perform again this year traditional Holiday songs along with Swedish Christmas songs during our celebration. The LMES Chorus is always a big hit!
Larry Roberts Scandinavian Accordion player will be performing.
The Seminole County Historical Society will have a booth with Swedish imported items for sale.
-Teri Patterson, Coordinator
About St. Lucia's Day:
St. Lucia’s Day is a holiday named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucia. It is celebrated in Sweden on December 13. Lucia was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a Saint by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. At an early age she vowed herself to God. When she rejected a pagan suitor, he denounced her during the persecutions under Diocletian. She is the patron saint of blindness. Throughout Sweden the feast day of Lucia, is celebrated as the Festival of Light. Before dawn, young girls dress in a white gown with a crown of evergreen leaves and candles glowing. They awaken their families with a traditional Lucia song and serve them hot coffee and sweet saffron buns.
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