Lusasken

Why is Kristinehamn called Lusasken?
This is the extraordinary piggy bank that has given Kristinehamn its nickname: “Lusasken” is a collection box in which the town’s inhabitants have put money for hundreds of years.

Initially, the funds collected went to poor seamen. The collection box was emptied each year round about the time of the Lucia celebrations. Seamen on their way home often said that they were going home to “Lusseasken”, hence the name. So, throw in a few coins when you pass by! The box is still emptied every 13th December and the money it contains goes to the sea rescue services. The collection box is located in Ölme General Store (Diversehandel) in the town centre.
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Place
Öppet som Ölme diversehandel.
Organizer
Lions Club
Name
Kristinehamns Historiska Museum
Address
Södra Hamngatan 1A
681 31 Kristinehamn
Municipality: Kristinehamn
Description
Stadshistoriskt museum i Kristinehamns centrum
Directions
Södra Hamngatan 1A i Kristinehamns centrum.
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