Mel’s Swedish Christmas
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.