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St. Lucia Festival
December 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Lucia Festival is a Swedish tradition that represents the beginning of the Christmas season. Lucia was actually from Syracuse, Sicily. Legend has it that she gave her entire dowry to help the poor and was martyred for her Christian faith. It was said that Saint Lucia would appear across a lake by candlelight bringing food during a famine. She wore a crown of candles and carried a tray of freshly baked rolls singing “Santa Lucia.” Tabor celebrates this tradition with music, tomtars (Christmas elves) Swedish delicacies and the crowning of a “Lucia” from a group of high school girls. Many members of Tabor are involved in organizing this event and it is shared with both the congregation and the entire community. Lucia represents the light, hope, love and faith of the Christmas season.
The Tabor Lutheran Church named the first Lucia Queen in Kane in 1955 and it was an annual event for decades. This tradition has been on pause for a few years and we are excited to bring it back this year.
All are invited!