Today is Saint Lucia Day. Lucia means light (Lat. Lux) and all over Scandinavia this day will be marked with a festival of lights, where the most important part is the Lucia procession.
CHILDREN OF LIGHT
Young girls, sometimes also boys, parade together through dark rooms singing. They bring light, all dressed in white and with lit candles in their hands, they enter the room full of people anticipating this favorite moment of the year, singing the hymn of Saint Lucia in one or the other version.
Almost all schools and kindergardens mark this day by making their own little parade and it is always a very special moment to everyone. Sometimes it is a choir that performs the parade and as you can imagine the sight and experience can be quite overwhelming and touching. The leading girl of the procession is called the Lucia bride and she wears a spruce wreath/crown with lit candles on her head.
A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Saint Lucia day is about shining a light in the dark. Here in the North we don't get a lot of light during Winter, so this day marks that the turning point is near and that soon the light will join us again.
ENFANTS TERRIBLES ISSUE #1
Our first issue of Enfants Terribles Magazine was dedicated to the theme of Saint Lucy. Today we share with you the editorial that was shot for The Saint Lucia issue. Both Celine and I always loved the whole feel and aesthetics surroundings this special day, and so we decided to ask our two girls, to be part of our very own Lucia mini procession, on a dark and gloomy afternoon, at The Round Tower in Copenhagen. This is our modern take on this beautiful, old ritual and we sincerely hope that you might feel inspired to mark this special day of light yourself.
Happy Saint Lucia Day
Søs & Céline