In Sweden, Christmas begins with the annual Lucia Dagen (Saint Lucia Day) on December Usually, the eldest girl in the family portrays St Lucia, wearing a robe and crown full of candles. She serves her parents Lussekattor (Lucia buns) and coffee.
A fantastic stop-motion animation using a whole lotta paper for the song “Østersøen” by Ödland. This beauty was directed by Vincent Pianina & Lorenzo Papace. Østersøen (Ödland, Sankta Lucia) by Lorenzo Papace.
Sara Ringkrans, a primary school teacher from York who moved to the UK from Stockholm, Sweden, prepares to lead off the procession at the start of the Sankta Lucia festival of light service at York Minster.