Good morning Tuesday!
Today I will be up early.
Today is a special day.
Today is Santa Lucia day in Sweden.
Today is a day when I really miss Sweden!
The Santa Lucia tradition is so special, so Swedish and so traditional.
It is something so very wonderful with this day.
I have always thought so.
When I was younger I participated in several Lucia processions. Always as one of the attendants, always dressed in a long, white gown, glitter in my hair and a glitter garland around my waist.
Nowadays, I think the attendants are wearing red sashes around their waists, just like the Lucia queen herself.
A Lucia procession takes place in the early morning.
You are sure to see something so wonderful, and hear something so lovely, in front of your very eyes.
Beautiful christmas songs will fill the air along with absolute visual beauty.
You’ll see star boys, little santas and gingerbread men (and women) in the procession as well.
Ah, this day IS one for the MISS list for me.
I wish I could teletransport myself to Sweden right NOW.
I am very thankful that Swedish Public Broadcasting TV (SVT) is televising this event live every year. I can watch it in the early morning sipping coffee and eating saffron buns (thanks Lotta) and ginger snaps.
I will enjoy it.
I hope SVT will keep it very traditional. Just the way I like it.
In Sweden, this entire day is special. At work you are certain to celebrate the day with your co-workers, maybe drink a little bit of glögg, have a long “fika” and overall have “that special feeling” inside of you.
If you have children maybe they will put on their own Lucia procession for you in the evening. Just like me, and my friends and siblings, did for my parents when we we were kids and teens. Good times. Good memories.
My knee is getting better.
But I have come to realize that this will take time. I want to rush this, but I cannot. I better NOT.
I will have to spend the days on the couch, with an icepack, just for a little bit longer. Luckily, I do not have to take the strong narcotics anymore. Tylenol is enough.
My knee is tired and weak. But, it is getting stronger. I am working on it.
Have a wonderful Santa Lucia Day!!
All pics today are from the net.