Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth Preparing for "Sankta Lucia" Celebration

Created: November 28, 2018 09:00 AM

The holiday season is filled with many fun traditions. One important part of Swedish culture is to celebrate "Sankta Lucia" (St. Lucy.)

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The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth is in preparation to hold their annual celebration for her next Saturday at the Holiday Inn hotel in Duluth.

Organizers say this year's event will feature beautiful pageantry as this year's chosen "Sankta Lucia" and her court of "Maids of Light" and "Starboys" bring light into the darkness of the shortest day of the year. This is done through a procession and song. The swedish choir will do several numbers as well.

"We have a wonderful swedish lunch that's to die for," Betty Selnes, Co-president of the Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth says.

She says it consists of different types of meat, cheese, and bread. There will also be a potato dish and brunch type foods like scrambled eggs and cereal.

Selnes explains a swedish Christmas ornament is given out to every kid that attends.

This year's "Sankta Lucia" is Duluth East Senior Jenna Meyer. She is excited to be picked for a role that means so much to her.

"It's such a tradition in my life and I'm really honored to take a part in the Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth's Celebration," Meyer says.

The celebration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Call 218-727-4416 to reserve your seat.

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