Celebrate Lucia with us on the 12th of December.
Lucia is one of the most important traditions in Sweden, alongside for example
Mid-summer. Lucia is an ancient mythical figure and she comes with the light in the dark Swedish winters.
I am Swedish and this is one of the traditions that I love the most with Christmas time. During the 13th of December candlelit Lucia processions is seen all over in Sweden. In churches, kindergartens, marketplaces... The Lucia, with candles in the hair, comes first in the procession followed by the handmaidens that carries the candles in their hands. It´s a big honour to be elected to be the Lucia. But for the smaller children all that wants can of course be Lucia. Or a handmaiden, a star boy, a gingerbread men or a Santa.
At this occasion we eat the typical saffron bun "Lussekatt". They are shaped like cats with raisin eyes. And katt means cat in Swedish. We also drink glögg (a bit like the German Glühwein) that warms nicely colder days.
We would like to invite you to the BARNBARN-store on the Saturday the 12th for Glögg & Pepparkakor & Lucia songs. And if we are lucky we will also find a Lucia.
Place: Beselerplatz 11
Date: Saturday 12th of December (so we kick Lucia of one day earlier).
Time: 13.00 -16.00
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LUCIA? WELL, THEN HERE WE GO. LUCIA FOR DUMMIES:-)