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Friday, November 22, 2013

LUCIA Celebration

The Swedish tradition Lucia is a truly enchanting experience! The 400-year old tradition of the ‘queen of light’, St. Lucia, is celebrated the 13th of December with concerts and processions all over Sweden. On St. Lucia’s day you will see girls emerge from the darkness and gently silence the crowds with a procession of light and beautiful songs. Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each girl holds a candle and wears a wreath of glowing candles in her hair.

On Friday 13th of December the University of Borås invites all staff and international students to a Lucia-celebration where you can listen to Borås Lucia Choir and taste traditional Swedish saffron buns.

If you want to come to the Lucia celebration you must register in advance! The registration is binding. Register by sending an email with your full name to internationalstudent@hb.se before December 10. The celebration takes place in the "green restaurant" in Balder and starts at 07:15. Be there on time.

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