The Festival of Saint Lucia at Gustavus Adolphus College Campus

This Event Occurred in the Past.

LocationGustavus Adolphus College located at 800 West College Avenue in St. Peter

According to Swedish legend, a ship carrying a maiden "clothed in white and crowned with light" appeared on the shore in Värmland 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. As a school founded by Swedish immigrants, the Gustavus Adolphus College community has found it appropriate to celebrate some Swedish traditions.   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 be live streamed and archived The service is followed by a Scandinavian smörgåsbord luncheon and program. To order tickets for the luncheon, visit gustavustickets.com

This is a FREE event!

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