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Celebrating Saint Lucia Day

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One of the highlights of December besides Christmas is the celebration of Saint Lucia Day. Kids and adults alike wearing crowns of light and dressed in flowing white robes add an ethereal presence to the cold dark winter.

Celebrating Lucia Day at Lidingö Library

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Flickr Favorite: Lucia


Photo by: Kajsa Bergman Fällén (CC BY)