22    Dec 20102 comments

Holiday Traditions: A Swedish Christmas

One of my fondest Christmas memories is the one I spent with a childhood friend whose family was from Sweden. I was captivated by the tradition of St. Lucia's Day, which celebrates the patron saint of light. As the eldest daughter, my friend would wear a beautiful long white dress and become "Queen of Light," signing an enchanting tune, "Santa Lucia." In this tradition, the "Queen of Light" visits every room of the house to serve treats and tea to each family member. It was such a memorable event, that to this day I still think of it and would like to share with you this clip. Enjoy!

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  1. Laura, what a busy holiday season this has been! Now, I'm relaxing and just seeing some of these lovely pictures you have shared with us from Sweden....They truly are lovely! Thank you for sharing, I love them all!
  2. My favorite...the two darling little ones practicing to be in the choir when older....so sweet!

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