Santa Lucia's Day (December 13th) is the beginning of the Christmas season in Scandinavia, a celebration of light.
There is a big tradition for celebrating Lucia Day in the Nordic countries and at Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati we carry on this tradition. We gather our members for the Lucia Fest in the middle of December. Children and grandchildren of members perform the traditional Lucia Procession while singing the Lucia song. Members get creative and bring an abundance of Scandinavian side dishes and desserts to supplement the main dinner items.
Sunday, December 11th, we gathered at the Indian Hill Church for our annual St. Lucia Festival. This year's Lucia was Anna Jane Harris.