Is my deep and abiding love for ABBA, Pippi, and paskris Easter trees not enough? When will Sweden adopt me as a native? How much crispbread and pickled herring does one need to eat before they open for amnesty? This is important. I need to know!
Welp. You could say I’m a little bit obsessed with Sweden. Not as obsessed as I am with Iceland, but it’s up there. If there was one day above all days when I secretly wish I was Swedish, it would be today, December 13th, Saint Lucia Day.
I found this little video online from the Royal Cathedral in Stockholm, and even though it’s clearly taken from somebody’s phone, it still gives me goosebumps.
Not familiar with this holiday? Here is a three minute Saint Lucia for Dummies. I would walk you through it myself but I’m a bit preoccupied with my current headdress. Does anyone know how to get waxy candle drips off a keyboard?
I jest (not really).
PS: Into Swedish choir music? Here is a whole hour of the stuff.
PPS: Can any Swedes out there explain the little boys in pointy star hats? I’m digging them.