Thousands Observe Lucia Parade In Rainy Helsinki


Filming and editing: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

 

Anna-Kajsa Edström from Pietarsaari in Ostrobothnia was crowned as Saint Lucia in Helsinki, Finland on St. Lucia’s Day on December 13, 2017. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Edström sat in the chariot at the Senate Square, and so began the Lucia Parade in pouring rain. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A flying kiss to keep the spectators warm. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Lucia’s helpers included maidens and gnomes. The shouted ‘God Jul’, which is Swedish for Merry Christmas. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

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