Mel’s Swedish Christ­mas

NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

One of my favourite Swedish tra­di­tions is Saint Lu­cia on 13 De­cem­ber. They say she brings light dur­ing the dark­est days, along with saf­fron buns (there’s a bun of some sort to cel­e­brate al­most any­thing here). There are pro­ces­sions in an­cient churches around the coun­try with choirs and can­dles. Then comes Lu­cia in a white dress with a red sash, with long blonde hair and a crown of real can­dles. The acous­tics are some­thing else and the rich­ness and his­tory will stay with me for­ever.

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