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Monday, November 29, 2010

Saint Lucia Celebration at UB

13 December is the day of Saint Lucia, which is celebrated in a very special way in Sweden. On this day (or a day close to this date) people gather early in the morning to eat ginger bread cookies (pepparkakor) and saffron flavoured buns (lussekatter), while watching and listening to a procession headed by a “Lucia”. She wears a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head. Her handmaidens, also dressed in white, each hold a candle. They sing Christmas carols and songs about Lucia. You can read more about the tradition and the history of it here.

International students are kindly invited by rector Lena Nordholm to celebrate Saint Lucia on Friday 10 December between 7.30-8.30 am in the Green cafeteria. If you would like to attend this celebration, please register no later than 3 December at 3 pm with Emma in room J414, on the fourth floor in the library building. There will be a list on the window where you can put down your name.

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