Date: 11th of Dec Saturday
Lucia Buffet: 50RNB, 30RNM(Children) (include concert) 5:30-7:30pm
Lucia Concert 8pm price: 10RNB
Need to reservation in advance, Tel: 4114691 4114692
ADD:TCG Nordica, XiBa Road no.101 Loft, Kunming.
Celebrate the light according to the Scandinavian Lucia tradition by attending the Annual Lucia Concert. TCG Nordica’s Scandinavian choir will sing traditional Lucia-songs from their home countries, and Christmas carols, to commemorate Saint Lucia.
On the 13th of December is Lucia day, a day of light, because you light a lot of candles. All local newspapers have a competition with 10 young girls who have their pictures in the paper. The readers vote for the candidate they want to see as Lucia, the queen of light. The girl who gets most votes is crowned Lucia at a ceremony in the market square of many towns and villages. The remaining nine contestants become the maids of Lucia. They all learn many special songs and perform in homes for old people and in halls for the staff of different private companies. Lucia wears a wreath made of lingonberry twigs with candles or electric lights in it. The maids hold a lit candle in one hand. When Lucia walks into a room she leads the party and the maids walk in procession behind her. They all sing beautiful songs and sometimes read poems. If you have children you also celebrate Lucia in your home. Some one helps the children to make coffee early in the morning of Lucia day. You put coffee-cups, luciabuns, “lussekatter” (important ingredients in “lussekatter” are saffron and raisins) and gingerbread biscuits, “pepparkakor” (important spices in these biscuits are cinnamon, ginger and clove), on a tray and bring it to your parents room and wake them up singing Lucia songs. The girls are dressed in white robes as Lucia with electric candles in a wreath on their heads or candles in one hand. The boys are also dressed in long, white shirts with a pointed hat made of paper on their heads. They are called “star-boys”.