Celebrating PLU’s 2019 Sankta Lucia
A bearer of light in a dark world
For nearly 70 years Pacific Lutheran University has been celebrating Sankta Lucia. Our tradition emerges from Sweden which celebrates the Sicilian saint, Sankta Lucia, who stood up for her beliefs in the face of persecution. At PLU, the Lucia is chosen based on an essay and interview process where applicants demonstrate their dedication to service and honoring the core elements of Lutheran higher education. The appointed Lucia is recognized with a $1000 scholarship and a crown of candles.
Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 7 pm
Normally, the students who apply and participate share their voices with the PLU community at a public concert. However, during the pandemic in 2020, te Lucia Celebration will unfold differently. All tradition is change, as the Swedish folklorist Barbro Klein wrote. Please check back in the coming month for details.
Normally, members of the public are invited to participate as well, particularly children under the age of 13, who wish to share in this traditional Nordic festival. However, due to the pandemic, the normal concert will not occur.
Normally, the applicants also perform at a local nursing home, where they sing the Lucia songs and other Christmas carols.