Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day celebration is a tradition that Norway inherited from Sweden. It is the festival of lights. The girls are dressed in white…

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… the boys are also dressed in white with white pointed hats with stars….

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Tatyana and friends waiting for the procession to start.

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Tatyana dressed up as Lucia. It is customary a girl would wear a crown of candles and followed by the other girls wearing white gown. I do not think they use real candles anymore these days. They use lights with batteries (like tatyana’s crown).

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Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the procession. It was dark and there’s a limit what a phone camera can do.

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John and Tatyana

19 thoughts on “Santa Lucia Day”

  1. Shoshana – We do not go to the Philippines very much. Just once a year if time and the wallet permits 🙂

    Ethel – Buti na lang hindi tunay!

    FilAmguy – your festival of lights I should see.

    Neng – may bugs pa ang blogger beta 😦

    AJ- partial to sister!

    Sidney – it was actually very cute

    Raquel – She enjoyed the attention.

    Ghee – I didn’t know about Santa Lucia day either until I moved here

    Buddy – Happy holidays to you too!

    Tor – It is a very nice celebration!

    Joey – Hindi totoong candles yan!

    Beng – baka umiyak! Hahaa!

    Laureen – They were singing Santa Lucia song. It was very cute.

    Charles – Looking forward to see you and Odd again!

    Sha – Hope you can visit us soon.

    Madley – I speak English to the kids. My husband speaks Norwegian to them. I speak English and sometimes norwegian to my husband. My kids understand some filipino because I try to teach them some (the best I can). When I am angry : ALL LANGUAGES COME OUT. hahaha.

  2. I love seeing all your pictues… I don’t know anything about Norway at all! BTW, just curious, what language do you speak to your kids and to your hubby? How does that all work?

    Happy Holidays!

  3. Tatyana looks such a dear on those photos ate Anna. Anyway, hope to see you around when I am in Fredrikstad!

  4. nice pics =) your daughter is really cute. she probably had a lot of fun during the procession.

  5. hi al, gusto ko sanang magcomment kahapon kaya lang inayawan ako nitong cb mo. anyway, pakikurot mo nga pala ako diyan sa anak, ang kyutttt.

    napanood ko pala kahapon sa tv ang tungkol sa santa lucia. very impressing 🙂

  6. Wow, I liked this post very much. In my Officebuilding we had visit from the nearby school. They every year does a “Lucia-show” for us; but this year, I had to head an external meeting. Pity. But evening before, we had Sebastian, 5 years, visit us. And he could the Santa Lucia song, and told us in detail what they were going to do in the Kindergarten next day. Children are so charming as Santa Lucia’s.

  7. Hei Everyone!!!! Thank you very much for your comments and compliments. I wish you all a very pleasant weekend 🙂

  8. Hey Al,

    What a beautiful tradition, and such a lovely little gal, too.

    God bless and Happy Christmas!

    – Bud

  9. Hello Al!Thanx for the comment 🙂

    Wow!What a celebration!This is all new to me!Santa Lucia Day :)Look at them,they look like angels,sooo cute.

    And your daughter,Tatyana looks so lovely,I think it fits her being Santa Lucia 🙂
    well,real candles are dangerous,lights with batteries are more convenient and suggestive 🙂

    Thanx for sharing 😀

  10. SANTA LUCIA, DREIT OPPI LIA..
    trallalaa 🙂
    HAHAHA!! Just kidding 😀
    Tanya was the lucia cause she was the pretties :D:D

  11. heheh, natawa ako jan sa commment ng mama 😉

    delikado nga kung tunay na mga kandila …
    mukhang masaya yan ah, sa amin lantern naman ang ginagamit, iba-iba ang costume

    *di pumapasok kung blogger account lang kaya dito sa isang bahay ko ako nag-log-in, beta blogger na yata ang gusto nila

    * neng *

  12. Festival of Lights! I’m from Las Vegas, and we have our own versions of Festival of Lights, called neon lights and casinos haha. Thanks for visiting my blog, and posting a comment. I linked you up 🙂

  13. nice pics AL, lalo na si Tatjana mo she’s pretty 🙂
    Nakaktakot naman kong real candle talaga yong ginamit nila 🙂 nung di ko pa binasa kala ko real candle talaga hehe…

  14. Al, Tatyana’s so cute!

    I would worry about real candles crown…you know, human fire post and all that. So, it’s great that they use fake ones.

    Do you go to Philippines much?

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