Radio Riel will cel­e­brate St Lucy’s Day, Decem­ber 13, with Luci­afest, a Swedish cus­tom dat­ing to the late 18th cen­tu­ry that has spread through­out Scan­di­navia. The hol­i­day tra­di­tion­al­ly includes the eldest daugh­ter in a fam­i­ly, robed in white, bring­ing cof­fee and saf­fron buns called lussekatt to her par­ents while wear­ing a crown of (lit!) can­dles. Mod­ern pub­lic pro­ces­sions of young women and girls are led by an elect­ed Lucia and include boys.

Join Otenth Pader­born for a vari­ety of Scan­di­na­vian music tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern, seri­ous and com­ic, with a dash of klezmer for Hanukkah.

3–5 pm, SLT at the Bash­ful Pea­cock in Cale­don Well­sian or on Radio Riel Main.

(Illus­tra­tion: Christ­mas card by Adèle Söder­berg, 1880–1915)

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