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Saint Lucia in Palma de Mallorca

Every year on December 13th, the community of Swedish people in Majorca, celebrates a festival in honor of Saint Lucia, which is highly revered in the Scandinavian world.

Since 1985 this happens in the town square (Plaza de Cort) in Palma. The festivities begin at 5 pm with a typical Swedish Christmas Market. At 7.30 pm from the Plaça Major to City Hall a procession starts, where children are dressed in white and carry lots of candles, They accompany "Santa Lucia" who carries a wreath with burning candles on her head. Her name means "the Shining", derived from Latin Lux - the light. Around 8 pm there will be a choir concert with Swedish and International Christmas Songs on the Town Hall Square.

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