Saint Lucia’s Day parade at Lyngvig Lighthouse on Thursday, December 13 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Lyngvig Lighthouse will be filled with light and song when schoolchildren from Holmsland School walk in the lighthouse on Saint Lucia’s Day.
On the same day you will also be able to buy the traditional Saint Lucia ‘lusekatter’ (saffron buns) in the café in the lighthouse keeper’s house.
About Saint Lucia’s Day
Saint Lucia’s Day was originally a celebration in honour of the Catholic saint Santa Lucia. Her name means ‘light’ and the feast celebrates light.
In Scandinavia the tradition originated in celebration of the winter solstice, which is the longest night of the year and when goblins and evil spirits reign. It was therefore necessary to stay indoors. With the introduction of Christianity the tradition was changed to Saint Lucia’s Day.
After the Reformation St. Lucia’s Day disappeared as a Danish tradition but continued in Sweden. The tradition of celebrating light was re-adopted in Denmark after World War II.
Date and time: December 13 at 3:30 pm
Place: Holmsland Klitvej 109, 6960 Hvide Sande
Price: Entry to the lighthouse: 50 DKK for adults and free for children accompanied by an adult