Lucia in London

It was time again for celebrating St Lucia together with other militaries stationed here in London. The department of Defense at the embassy arrange it every year and it’s really appreciated by everyone that are invited.

The Lucia train consist of the middle school students at the Swedish school in London, they come and sing and the guests will applaud after each song if not told that you do that once they are done.

In Sweden, it is done on December 13 and everywhere – schools, pre-schools, care homes, work places, shopping malls and churches, from the youngest to the oldest it is liked. We do not only listen to them sing but also eat Lucia buns (with saffron), ginger snaps and drink glögg (a sweeter mulled wine).

Photo by Claudia Gründer – Claudia Gründer, CC BY-SA 3.0,