03 december 2009

Blommig fredag - Hyasinter

Först kommer Lucia,

"Lusse lelle, Lusse lelle 11 nätter före jul..." Swedish song.

In the Gregorian calendar earlier celebrated by the hednic population that was afraid of Lucifer (the devil himself) which still today somewhat lives through the tradition of Lucevaka – Stay awake on the night between 12th till 13th and guard oneself against being taken by Lucifer lord of darkness by having an all night party. This is still carried out today mostly by the younger population having great parties. When the light then arrives with the morning you are safe again.
In traditional celebrations, Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets. It is one of the few saint days observed in Sweden. In some forms, a procession is headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles (or lights), while others in the procession hold only a single candle each

...sen smyger tomten in den 24:e,

... men kvar står Hyasinterna som vi sedan planterar ut i rabatten, precis som Katarina, som är värd för Blooming Friday , nämner.

Ps. Missa inte utlottningen av trädgårdsboken (se spalt till höger)!

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