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Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth Celebrates Sankta Lucia

December 04, 2017 08:17 AM

The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth is celebrating the start of the Swedish start of the Christmas season this weekend with the Sankta Lucia Celebration.

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Former President of the society, Donna Forbes, explains the story behind the celebration.

"As we all know, it's dark for the good part of our day," she says. "The story is that Lucia is bringing the light so that from now on, hopefully, we will start having more daylight hours."

It starts at 9 a.m. this Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Duluth in the Lake Superior Program. A program kicks off the activities. It features Svenska Sångarna (The Swedish Singers), the Maids of Light, the Starlights, and the procession of Lucia.

This years Sankta Lucia, Jennifer Tolan, has been with the group for 12 years.

President Betty Selnes says the program is followed by a big brunch filled with Swedish foods and more singing of festive tunes.

"It's a very fun festive celebration to start the Christmas season, " Selnes says.

Forbes says that every child who attends will get a Swedish Whristmas ornament. 

Tickets for adults are $20 and $10 for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Children under 4 are free. They're still available, however Monday, Dec. 4 is the last day to make reservations.

Call (218) -727-4416 to get tickets.

Click here to follow the Swedish Cultural Society on Facebook.  


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