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Quiz: How much do you know about Lucia?

Tomorrow it’s 13 December, also known as Lucia Day in Sweden. Characteristic for Lucia Day is of course the Lucia procession, where people dressed in full-length gowns sing traditional songs lead by a “Lucia” who wears “light in her hair” – i.e. candles in a wreath on her head. Lucia is one of Sweden’s more atmospheric traditions. There is really something special about starting your morning in a room with dimmed lights, while the sound of the Lucia procession’s singing grows as they enter from an adjacent room.

If you’re not able to go to a traditional Lucia celebration this year, don’t worry! There is still a chance for you to experience this lovely Swedish tradition. The Alumni Network is hosting a live broadcast of the Lucia performance by the talented Carolinae Damkör. So head over to LU’s event page tomorrow (13 December) at 08.30 (Swedish time) to watch the moving performance live on the web. 

Until then, why not find out how much you actually  know about Lucia, by taking our Lucia quiz below:
December 12, 2019