On the Calendar: St. Lucy

My boss used to live in Sweden, and today she mentioned how much she misses the traditional St. Lucy’s Day celebrations there. I found this video for her and thought I would share it with you as well. The song being sung by the choir is called “Sankta Lucia,” and I’ve posted the English translation below.

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!

Night walks grand, yet silent,
Now hear its gentle wings,
In every room so hushed,
Whispering like wings.
Look, at our threshold stands,
White-clad with light in her hair,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

Darkness shall take flight soon,
From earth’s valleys.
So she speaks
Wonderful words to us:
A new day will rise again
From the rosy sky…
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

(source)

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2 responses to “On the Calendar: St. Lucy

  1. Kim

    Bravo!!! That was so beautiful, I love how it was telling a story too! Thank you for the translation! God bless you!

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