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St. Lucia Day
December 13, 2005 7:37 AM   Subscribe

St. Lucia Day is celebrated today, primarily in Sweden . Celebrate at home! Bake some Lussekatter and put a wreath on your head!
posted by grapefruitmoon (16 comments total)

 
People at the office are looking at me kind of funny with this wreath on my head. I think they believe I hit the Absolut already.
posted by caddis at 8:04 AM on December 13, 2005


Rip your own eyes out!
posted by fungible at 8:08 AM on December 13, 2005


Done that! *check* Mmmmm, lussekatter....
posted by dabitch at 8:09 AM on December 13, 2005


no wait! didn't do the eye thing.
posted by dabitch at 8:10 AM on December 13, 2005



Now that's festive.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:19 AM on December 13, 2005


St. Lucia Day is celebrated today, primarily in SwedenMinnesota!

Growing up Catholic, I always enjoyed St. Lucia Day as proof that we aren't the only ones with insane festivals.
posted by unixrat at 8:38 AM on December 13, 2005


Tis the season to drink insane amounts of glögg.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:42 AM on December 13, 2005


Watch how we celebrate. (I hope that link works, it should take you straight to a show that was on swedish television early this morning.)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:46 AM on December 13, 2005


It is a good day today.

-This morning I got presents, not "Lussekatter" and gingerbread.
-This morning I woke up to happy b-day tunes, not "Song for Santa Lucia".
-This morning I woke up without my entire family standing at the foot of my bed all dressed up as that agonising circus act.
-This morning I got... let's not go there.
-This day is probably the major reason why I left the country.
Well, that and taxes, of course.
posted by psychomedia at 9:11 AM on December 13, 2005


St. Lucia Bukkake(sfw)
posted by fred_ashmore at 9:23 AM on December 13, 2005


Blasphemy!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:24 AM on December 13, 2005


Also nicknamed St loosers day
posted by nucleus at 10:34 AM on December 13, 2005


ahahahaa, that bukkake shot is great.
posted by dabitch at 11:14 AM on December 13, 2005


There was a Lucia-procession at work this morning of the work-mates children, and I got a nice bun with my morning coffee. Of course it also brought back the horrible memory of not being chosen as Lucia because my complexion was too dark. *grumble*
But lussekatter is yummy.
posted by mummimamma at 1:18 PM on December 13, 2005


When I lived in Italy and when the electricity would go out (a common occurence), people would complain to Santa Lucia, who I figured must be their patron saint of lights and candles.

They actually call lights, "Luce".

Mildly interesting.

And this too.
posted by snsranch at 4:56 PM on December 13, 2005


God Jul, and all that good Swedish stuff.

(I'm 12.5% Swedish)
posted by fandango_matt at 7:05 PM on December 13, 2005


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