Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Lucia

Picture borrowed from Alicia Paulson.

Svart senker natten seg
i stall og stuer.
Solen har gått sin vei.
Skyggene truer.
Inn i vårt mørke hus
Stiger med tente lys
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia!

Mørket skal flykte snart
fra jordens daler.
Slik hun et underfullt
ord til oss taler.
Dagen skal atter ny
stige av røde sky
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia!

Natten er mørk og stum.
Med ett det suser
i alle tyste rom
som vinger bruser.
Se på vår terskel står
hvitkledd med lys i hår
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia!

We haven't celebrated Santa Lucia today with the traditional lussekatter this year.
We finally got some "warmer" weather so we have been outside twice today ;) First we looked for animal tracks and then we went out in the dark with headlights ;)

The night goes with weighty step
round yard and (stove i.e. house, hearth?)
round earth, the sun departs
leave the woods brooding
There in our dark house,
appears with lighted candles
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

The night goes great and mute
now hear it swings
in every silent room
murmurs as if from wings.
Look at our threshold stands
white-clad with lights in her hair
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

The darkness shall soon depart
from the earth's valleys
thus she speaks
a wonderful word to us
The day shall rise anew
from the rosy sky.
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.


  1. I hope you had a great day. I worked for a Swedish Doctor for years and they always had a wonderful Santa Lucia celebration every year (we'd get leftover treats at the office!). Have a great week.

  2. Lovely!

    In the Netherlands don't celebrate Santa Lucia except on the Waldorfschool. So since my children are going there I guess they celebrated it. As far as I know the children of the second grade are visiting the other classrooms dressed in white and the oldest(?) girl wears the headband with candles. All the children sing songs and give cookies to the other children.


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