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The Lucia Queen by johnjoseco The Lucia Queen by johnjoseco
Anneli Heed who is Swedish Spitfire requested she wanted her OC to be dressed as The Lucia Queen. There was a Swedish holiday on the 13th that celebrates Saint Lucy, She symbolizes "the enduring spiritual light of faith and the return of the sun's physical light."
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:iconmlpcool495:
mlpcool495 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
realy nice
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:iconmrzeromaster95:
Mrzeromaster95 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Artist
Its nice and all but Should it not be Saint Lucia in English? ^^;
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:iconmushies12:
Mushies12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
No, it's actually Santa Lucia in English as well XD
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:iconcadence08894:
Cadence08894 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm Swedish :D
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:iconmlpcool495:
mlpcool495 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
so great.
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soniadalal Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I don't really know the lore but I sang the song!
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Obpony Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we celebrate lucia in norway to, but it is not a red day.

Svart senker natten seg
I stall og stue
Solen har gått sin vei, 
Skyggene truer
Inn i vårt mørke hus
Stiger med tente lys,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia

Natten er mørk og stum
Med ett det suser
I alle tyste rom 
Som vingene bruser
Se, på vår terskel står
Hvitkledd med lys i hår 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia

Mørke skal flykte snart
Fra jordens daler 
Slik hun et underfullt
Ord til oss taler
Dagen skal atter ny 
Stige av røde sky
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia Sing a song 
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AWWWW. This reminds me of my "American Girl" Kristen books. She was a Swedish immigrant who celebrated this holiday during 1850 something. Very cute!
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ThatStrangeSomeone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014

Greetings from Sweden here!
Yes, it's tradition and has been for hundreds of years. But during the 1800s or 1900s, it used to be that a group of kids would also dress up as the "Lucia tåg" translated as "Lucia line", and come to neighbour's houses or to their mother and father's room early in the morning. They'd knock on the door, the girl as Lucia holding a tray with some traditional small snacks and drinks, singing the very famous song "Santa Lucia" and other Christmas songs.

In the line; there is only one Lucia, one or more girls called "tärna" roughly translated into "bridesmaids" dressed a lot as Lucia but with tinsel in their hair instead and holding a candle, a boy or more with a big pointy hat holding a stick with a star at the end called "stärngosse" roughly translated into "star boy", and then recently during the years there's been added a santa or more at the rear of the line. Sometimes there can be a "pepparkaksgubbe/gumma" or more translated as "gingerbread men/ladies", but that's very new and only for the little kids mostly. And for more adult Santa Lucia lines, nor the gingerbreadman or the Santa are there.

Every year on the 13th of December here in Sweden, all the students in schools and such go to a church, or a big hallway or some sort of an assembly, where you get to see other children or teenagers walk in in this line and then stand and sing for the audience. All over the country there are also groups of young adults singing, that are recorded and then sent on the television for those at home.


A brief fun fact about Santa Lucia here in Sweden. However I do not know how it looks like in Italy.


Love the art, by the way.

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Mikmini Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Actually, Sweden and Italy are the only countries to have Lucia as a 'red day' in the calender. That OC looks awesome as a Lucia. I got really happy when I saw this for the first time. Awesome!
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onkami Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes!

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YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funnily enough it is a celebration we have in Italy as well but only in Lombardy.
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its-difficult Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
the other is deleted, here's a new one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLycex…
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CootieSmoothie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweden rock,s TayTay
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconcaradepato:
Caradepato Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Natten går tunga and so forth.
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anti-worlder0317 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Isn't that called sister something day or something?
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:iconmusic-and-magic:
Music-and-magic Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I actually recognized this outfit! She makes a very pretty Lucia Queen.
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SimpleLilja Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its a holiday in finland too!! D:
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:iconthatrevmans:
thatrevmans Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous piece. reminds me of my heritage ^^
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:iconjuliadash:
JuliaDash Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I live in Sweden:D
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:iconsarabadd:
sarabadd Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wounderful ^_^
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:iconloyalartist:
loyalartist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
she reminds me of sam from the perks of being a wall flower the best book and movie ever but thats just my opinion
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:iconninjagirl86:
ninjagirl86 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
pretty!
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Dm4544 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Awww, Anneli :3
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
how pretty!
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
must be hard to have those candles on her head still this is cute and nice
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Arrow-Dynamic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
As a Swedish brony, I really love this! Tasteful and sweet.
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Dandric101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you make her look like the Ghost of Christmas Past. XD
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty, I love the lighting.
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TheDARKWOLF Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how Xtains stole Heathen traditions and called them their own.

Lovely pic btw. :)
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
whoa, never expected that!
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:iconsprockey:
Sprockey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I've always enjoyed your work, but St. Lucy is very dear to me. This moved me. Thanks.
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww my mom's name is Lucia!
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:iconrickardspaghetti:
rickardspaghetti Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Is she from Sicily too?
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:iconsibsy:
Sibsy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
nope
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:iconrickardspaghetti:
rickardspaghetti Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Not even a combo. Oh well. :)
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:iconfurryhenry:
FurryHenry Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
God Jul allesammans! :D
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Merry Cristmas everybody! :D
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Cool! :D
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KingRegicon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Watching your account in three... two...
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KingRegicon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oops. lol.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Nice.
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:iconjbrenham:
jbrenham Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
pretty
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PinkyPeachyPony Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweden, yay! :D
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flutters-fluttershy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...~ :'3 Wow...the memories...the memories...~

*opens my muzzle and begins to sing ever so softly*

Natten går tunga fjät
rund gård och stuva;
kring jord, som sol förlät,
skuggorna ruva.
Då i vårt mörka hus,
stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Natten går stor och stum
nu hörs dess vingar
i alla tysta rum
sus som av vingar.
Se, på vår tröskel står
vitklädd med ljus i hår
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Mörkret ska flykta snart
ur jordens dalar
så hon ett underbart
ord till oss talar.
Dagen ska åter ny
stiga ur rosig sky
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

*slowly stops and smiles at you, tears in my eyes*

Thankies...thankies so much for posting such a lovely Ponified version of a beautiful Scandinavian tradition...~ :'3
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pn655321 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Hayseed Turniptruck approves of this.
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this is cute! :iconadorableplz:
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:icontobias1997:
Tobias1997 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MERRY CRHISTMAS EVERYONE! :)
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Khan-the-cake-lover Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm Swedish! Yay Lucia :D!
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