Swedish Cultural Society

Swedes Celebrate ‘Sankta Lucia’ Day in Duluth

Swedish celebration is a tradition around the holidays.

DULUTH, Minn.- In Sweden, the Holidays are ushered in by the ancient celebration of Sankta Lucia, or Luciadagen. “The Lucia legend is that we want to bring light to the world,” said Jennifer Conboy, President of the Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth. “Sankta Lucia was a Christian girl who was betrothed to a pagan man…and she did not want to…

Celebrating Midsommar in Duluth

Swedish Celebration of Summer at Spirit of God Lutheran Church

DULUTH, Minn.- The Swedish community in Duluth spent Sunday celebrating the End of Winter and the beginning of Summer, a holiday called Midsommar. The sounds of the accordion and the smell of flowers mean summer is here. “Midsommar in Sweden is about closing up the city it’s about going out to the countryside to the cabins to the fields to…

Getting to Know a Swedish Icon: The Vasa Warship

The Swedish Cultural Society put on a meeting and showing of the Vasa Warship today

DULUTH, Minn. – Today, the Swedish Cultural Society highlighted the history of the Swedish Warship Vasa. Those in attendance today at First Covenant Church watched a film about the retired warship that was built in the 1600’s but would sink August 10th, of 1628. While on it’s voyage, after some sort of structural issued, the ship would overturn. Swedish Cultural…

Sankta Lucia Event Celebrates Swedish Culture in Duluth

Swedish Singers, Traditional Procession and Brunch to Highlight Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend an annual celebration put on by the Swedish Cultural Society will be back in Duluth. The Sankta Lucia Celebration is being held Saturday, December 9. This event will feature a procession of the tomtes, star lights, maids of light and Lucia. Jenna Tolan is playing the role of Lucia this year. Following the procession, there…