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15th door.

Sankta Lucia.

“In Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, Lucy (called Lucia) is venerated on December 13 in a ceremony where a girl is elected to portray Lucia. Wearing a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head, she walks at the head of a procession of women, each holding a candle. The candles symbolize the fire that refused to take St. Lucia’s life when she was sentenced to be burned. The women sing a Lucia song while entering the room, to the melody of the traditional Neapolitan song Santa Lucia; the Italian lyrics describe the view from Santa Lucia in Naples, the various Scandinavian lyrics are fashioned for the occasion, describing the light with which Lucia overcomes the darkness. Each Scandinavian country has lyrics in their native tongues. After finishing this song, the procession sings Christmas carols or more songs about Lucia.” Wikipedia

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13 thoughts on “15th door.

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  2. Nice photos! I must confess all those candles in the girl’s head make me think her hair can start burning at any moment! Does she keep them during the whole ceremony!?

    • Yes she is the only one of all girls that leaves the candles on the whole time. But she has a hat-like thing under the crown to cover her hair from the dripping wax. So I’m sure it’s safe. But one girl fainted last year :/

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