- When: December 13, 2011
- Where: 5211 N. Clark Street in Andersonville in Chicago
Attend the St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood next weekend.
The festival of St. Lucia is a Sicilian tradition adopted by the Swedes, a celebration of lights prevailing over the darkest time of the year.
The event is held at the Swedish American Museum located at 5211 N. Clark. There is an annual candle-lit, carol-filled procession down Clark Street.
Afterwards, the Museum hosts more singing, family entertainment and treats.
The procession is free; admission to the museum is $1 or a canned food item to benefit the homeless. There will also be a special St. Lucia service down the street at Ebenezer Lutheran Church starting at 7:00 pm.
Saint Lucy (283–304), also known as Saint Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint by Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is 13 December; with a name derived from lux, lucis “light”, she is the patron saint of those who are blind.
Saint Lucy is one of the very few saints celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church among the Scandinavian peoples, who take part in Saint Lucy’s Day celebrations that retain many elements of Germanic paganism.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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