Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Feast of St. Lucia

For the past few years we have been making Lucia buns (Lussekatt) and fully celebrating the feast of St. Lucia as they do in Sweden (even though St. Lucia is Italian). Isabella and Dominic get up early in the morning and make breakfast & coffee for their parents. Isabella dresses as St. Lucia and Dominic for the first time, dressed up as a Star boy and helped "Lucia" prepare for the festive morning. Next year hopefully we will have the time to make the traditional star boy hat (which is pointed and white with gold stars). The kids got creative with their Lucia buns this year and made some that were really tiny, a few mangers with baby Jesus buns and even an advent wreath with pecans for candles. We top off the morning listening to my Swedish Christmas CD which includes Lucia songs. The kids LOVE dancing around to this fun music. Here are some pictures from Lucia days past: 2010 , 2009 , 2008 12.13.11

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