Happy Santa Lucia! Come Watch a Video of a Song

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Santa Lucia’s Day is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. It commemorates the life of Santa Lucia, who is also known as Saint Lucy.  It’s the beginning of the Christmas season in those countries and is a celebration of light – at the time of year when the world is darker. 

Here’s a video of a group of girls singing one of the most popular Santa Lucia songs called Sankta Lucia with the Swedish lyrics and an English translation…

Sankta Lucia
(Swedish Santa Lucia Song)

Natten går tunga fjät
rund gård och stuva;
kring jord, som sol förlät,
skuggorna ruva.
Då i vårt mörka hus,
stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.
Då i vårt mörka hus,
stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

English Translation:

Night walks with a heavy step
Round yard and hearth,
As the sun departs from earth,
Shadows are brooding.
There in our dark house,
Walking with lit candles,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
There in our dark house,
Walking with lit candles,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

Many thanks to Ernestine Shargool Montgomerie for pointing out this video!

Here you can learn more about Santa Lucia.

Have a joyous Santa Lucia!

Mama Lisa

This article was posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 9:25 pm and is filed under Countries & Cultures, Denmark, Finland, Holiday Songs, Holidays Around the World, Languages, Saint Lucia Songs, Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia Songs, St. Lucia's Day, Sweden, Swedish, YouTube. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Happy Santa Lucia! Come Watch a Video of a Song”

  1. Ayako Egawa Says:

    Lisa. Really beautiful. angel voices. love it.

    Now i can listen songs. so night time. :)

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