Or maybe she had – there’s no record of it, so we don’t really know. Lucia was killed in Syracuse in the year of 304, that is 1714 years ago. In Catholic countries, she has been revered as a saint on December 13, since the fifth century. In Sweden –
I am surprised after all these years I haven’t found the whole Sankta Luica song, nor found the time to translate it! Well, TG for YouTube. Easy enough to search for one, and I found this great channel that not only has the song, but includes the lyrics in Swedish! Enough
One thing I absolutely love about the Swedish government is how informative they are about Sweden! In researching a bit about St Lucia, I found a video that gives you the breakdown you need for Lucia in Sweden. AKA, Lucia for Dummies! I’m glad I watched it too, because I was forgetting
In our monthly newsletter, I usually feature a product of the month. I thought I would go into a little bit more detail this month and create a blog post out of it! This month we are looking at the children’s book “Lucia Morning in Sweden“. It tells the story
This is the first known picture of a Swedish Lucia. It was painted in 1848 on Koberg Castle in Västergötland (today the residence of Princess Desirée, the king’s sister). The artist was lieutenant-colonel and count Fritz von Dardel, owner of the castle and aide-de-camp to king Karl XV. Von Dardel,
When Hilary (aka Missfoster) asked us writers in Sweden who would like to write an article on Santa Lucia’s Day I thought that it wasn’t something for me. “This is my first Santa Lucia in Sweden in my whole lifetime and I dunno much about it, maybe somebody else
If you are a Swedish woman with a husband and a family, on the morning on the 13thof December you will rise earlier than usual, leave the bedroom and quietly close the door. You’ll prepare a tray with candles, ginger bread, funny shaped saffron buns with raisins (lussebullar), and make
Lucia is coming up this weekend, and what does that mean? Lussebullar! Since there is a big snow storm here, I decided to make some. The American way. First, buy a box of lussebullar mix. Put the yeast in warm water for 5 minutes. Put the mix in a bowl.