today at work we had Lucia celebrations. It is a tradition here in Sweden of having a white-dressed woman with candles in her hair appearing on the morning of the Lucia day. Lucia and her maids is wearing a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head, she walks at the head of a procession of women, each holding a candle. The candles symbolize the fire that refused to take St. Lucia's life when she was sentenced to be burned. At most Schools they appoint a Lucia every year often with blond hair even though Lucia from the beginning is Italian and had dark hair... They boys and girls sang beautifully and afterwards we had Lussebullar (Saffron bread). A really good day to work at a school! I think this is the first time in many year that I've celebrated Lucia!
Today we are taking the cat and driving to Mr J's parents. Will take many great photos of the snow!!!that we have. I'll be back on Sunday!
Ps. Non of the picture are from my school. I found all the pictures on flickr!