What is the language of Saint Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE
15.12.2019

Swedish Lucia Festival inspires:

Remembrance day of St. Lucia celebrated in the European School Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe. Swedish teacher celebrated at the European School Karlsruhe (ESK)
Marianne Herrmann with the "Lucia children" now for the last time the traditional one
Lucia Festival. For 19 years she has been drawing for this at the multi-cultural educational institution
responsible.
Again with three performances and in front of a large audience, the Luciafest was on
December 13th at the European School Karlsruhe (www.es-karlsruhe.eu).
Year after year, the solemnity of the feast day of St. Lucia is a specialty in
the ESK.
We had the opportunity to witness the festive stage spectacle at the first
Performance by the kindergarten children and grades 1-2, at the second performance the
Grades 3-5 of the elementary school and at the end the teachers of the elementary school and the
High school, rectors and administrative staff in the staff room.
In addition to ESK director Daniel Gassner, there was also Flemming Stie, deputy director
Elementary school and kindergarten, personally attended the ceremony. For all three
There was thunderous applause from young and old and the children and the demonstrations
Adults were allowed to baked Lucia pastries (Lussekatter och
peppparkakor). The adults could also use the traditional
Try Swedish mulled wine.
Together with Swedish primary school students and students from the German section
the European School brought Swedish teacher Marianne Herrmann
impressively close to events in the country. That year she also got
Support from two Danish children, how appropriate, since the Lucia Festival is also in
Denmark is celebrated, Marianne Herrmann explained to the audience.
“Today is a very short day and a very long night in Sweden, on which St.
Lucia brings light and hope to people, ”said Marianne Herrmann
To tell children, in German and also in English, what is happening with the
Luciatag is about. Accompanied by Sternbübchen, Englein and a German
Nikolaus provided "Lucia" with atmospheric singing on stage. A poem about
the "Lucia" was also performed in this context and for the characters that in
white robes shone, a song was sung in Swedish. For the
small listeners a welcome opportunity to sing along loudly and also
Know the Swedish word like “tack” when thanking you for the typical speculoos biscuits
to learn.

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