The Swedish Lucia tradition was brought to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay by the talented “SWEA Lucia Choir” on 1 December 2019.
The SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) choir consisted of volunteers from the Swedish community in Singapore. The choir was joined by the Swedish Embassy staff who treated visitors with ginger thins and Swedish mulled wine, called glögg.
The audience were captivated with musical performance by the SWEA Lucia Choir and stunning surrounding of spectacular and innovative beauty of the flower dome, known the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records.
Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with their clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth. Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters.