The Festival of Saint Lucia at Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
This Event Occurred in the Past.
According to Swedish legend, a ship carrying a maiden "clothed in white and crowned with light" appeared on the shore in VÃ¤rmland during a great famine. The maiden, widely believed to be Lucia, distributed food and clothing to the needy, thus endearing herself to the Swedish people.Â As a school founded by Swedish immigrants, the Gustavus Adolphus College community has found it appropriate to celebrate some Swedish traditions.Â Â The community is invited to a chapel service featuring the Lucia Court, singing by the Lucia Singers choir, and the previous year's St. Lucia providing a homily during which the legend is retold. The chapel service is from 10 - 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel, is free and open to the public and will beÂ live streamed and archived The service is followed by a Scandinavian smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord luncheon and program.Â To order tickets for the luncheon, visitÂ gustavustickets.com