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WHEN & WHERE

We are going to forgo the traditional St. Lucia Festival event this December 2020. This difficult choice came with the safety of our volunteers and attendees in mind.
We are planning to share an online video series on December 12, 2020. We will share more details as they develop.
The Museum of Seminole County History is open and the indoor Swedish History and St. Lucia Festival display will be on display during the month of December.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Swedish Dessert & Beverage Sampling
  • Reading of the Santa Lucia Legend and Lucia Procession
  • Swedish History & Decoration Display – Music
  • Giant Dala Horse – Reading of the Tomten Legend

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VENDORS

Marianne Coveney European Essentials

Marianne Coveney European Essentials will have a booth with beautiful unique Swedish imported Christmas items for sale.

SwedeDISH Food Truck

The SwedeDISH Food Truck will be available to purchase delicious Swedish cuisine.

MORE INFORMATION

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!

Corky Hall accordion player will be performing Scandinavian and Christmas music.

The Seminole County Historical Society will have a booth with Swedish imported items for sale.

-Teri Patterson, Coordinator

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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.

Apelsin is Swedish for Orange