CHICAGO (CBS) — The Swedish American Museum in Andersonville celebrated the St. Lucia Festival of Lights Monday night.

The museum at 5211 N. Clark St. held a candle-lit procession where children sang “The Lucia Song” while wearing long white robes.

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The choir also performed a few blocks north at Clark Street and Catalpa Avenue in front of Andersonville’s annual Christmas tree.

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The event traces back to the fourth century to commemorate St. Lucia, who legend has it brought food to Christians hiding from the Romans.

She found them by wearing a candlelit wreath atop her head.

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In Sweden, St. Lucia Day is considered the start of the Christmas season.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff