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Santa Lucia celebration

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 14 December 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Finnish celebrations have been historically tied to Swedish culture and the Swedish-speaking Finns. They observe "Luciadagen" a week before the Winter Solstice. St Lucy is celebrated as a “beacon of brightness” in the darkest time of year.[19] The first records of St. Lucy celebrations in Finland are from 1898, and the first large celebrations came in 1930, a couple of years after the popularization of the celebrations in Sweden. The St. Lucy of Finland has been elected since 1949 and she is crowned in the Helsinki Cathedral. Local St. Lucies are elected in almost every place where there is a Swedish populace in Finland. The Finnish-speaking population has also lately begun to embrace the celebrations.[20] (Wikipedia)

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Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful image of the celebration . A superb atmosphere !

14 Dec 2014 9:02am

@Mhelene: Thank you

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition!!!

14 Dec 2014 9:28am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique action en pleine fête....
bien colorée.)

14 Dec 2014 10:07am

@tataray: Thank you

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of the celebrations:)) Have a great day:)

14 Dec 2014 10:22am

@Devi: Thank you

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful lights and lovely atmoshere

14 Dec 2014 2:20pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful image of the celebrations. Nicely captured. :)

14 Dec 2014 6:40pm

@Sam: Thank you

Rob Alberts from Netherlands

Nice picture!

I will sort out the history of St Lucia.

Kind regards,

14 Dec 2014 8:49pm

@Rob Alberts: Thank you for your interest. Some survives below the title link below English Celebration,

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

This is very nice to see Jypya Pop !! A wonderful image of this fine celebration !! Thanks for sharing !!

15 Dec 2014 1:48am

@John Jungklaus: Thank you.

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great shot! Wonderful light.

15 Dec 2014 8:16am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant

15 Dec 2014 9:38am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice enjoyable shot !

15 Dec 2014 12:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very festive atmosphere with the large crowd.

15 Dec 2014 7:20pm

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
1/15 second
F/2.7
ISO 400
5 mm

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