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Lucia day

This explains today in Sweden better than I can. Later I shall be going to a Lucia Concert, so I’ll post up a review of that too!

Life in the land of the ice and snow

Today is St. Lucia day in Sweden.  I write about this every year.  It’s the holiday where girls wear lit candles on their head and many sad parents have to cut out hair burned with wax.

Luckily we have boys – haha!

On Lucia day in Sweden, the girls and boys wear long white robes and walk in a procession with candles.  The girls have lit candles on their heads and the boys wear pointy hats with stars.  It is a celebration of light during the darkest time of the year.

But the best part is that we have a special pastry called “lussekatt” made with saffron that you can eat on this day (ok, all other days, too, but it’s supposed to be this one).  And of course since it’s a holiday, you don’t gain any weight!

So eat up everyone!  And happy Lucia.

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About Lady Octavia

I'm Charlie I spent a year living in Sweden and I'm now a full time librarian in a primary school in the UK. In my spare time I sew and I bake.

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