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LUCIA CELEBRATIONS AT SKANSEN

Celebrate Lucia at Skansen! Lucia concerts are given at 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 & 16.

About the Swedish Lucia tradition: In the old Swedish calendar, the longest night of the year fell on 13 December. The winter solstice is now on 20-21 December, but the idea of Lucia night as the darkest, longest night lives on. The festival is named after the Catholic Saint Lucia, whose name day is 13 December. The name Lucia comes from the Latin word “lux”, meaning “light”. - Skansen.  

Photo credit: Elin Torstensson