Lucas from Sweden
my name is Sarah Lucas. I come from Sweden where we
have Santa Lucia Day. One girl wears a crown on top
of her head with five, sometimes, six real candles.
A boy is behind, dressed in a white robe with
yellow stars. There is an elf that is dressed in
green, sometimes red.
On December 13th, the Swedish people celebrate the
festival of Santa Lucia. It is a tradition for
girls in Sweden to dress up as Santa Lucia. They
wear white dresses with red sashes and crowns of
the past, these candles were real, but now these
days they are not. The girls wake up their families
in the morning with a tray of coffee and saffron
rolls, called Lussekattor in Swedish.
boys wear white tops and bottoms and and
cone-shaped hats with gold stars on them. and carry
candles. They are called starboys.
this day, schools close early. One girl who wears
the crown of candles and the other children parade
through their town, singing the Santa Lucia song.
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