I am used to celebrate Santa Lucia on December 13th, and also here in
Beautiful blonde girls dressing up in white traditional old-fashioned nightgowns, candles in their hands singing traditional Christmas Carrols and reciting poems to the merriment of the others.
Lucia with her maiden companions visit schools, hospitals and retirement-homes to cheer people up, they also have traditional public appearances outdoors. This is quite a nice tradition I think, but I am always as surprised as last time I saw it, when I see how tall the candles in the Finnish Lucia’s candle-crown are!
They must be especially made and hard to wear with the candles that tall and to walk around with them lit!
Anyway, this year the Finnish Lucia went to court the President on December 19th, which I think is quite odd.
Guess this must be one off the things I will keep on wondering about here.