Happy Lucia! The 13th of December is Luciadagen in Sweden, which means we celebrate an old saint that sacrificed herself for some reason. Yeah, I really don't remember it, but it's one of my favorite parts about Christmas and when I found out that the Swedish church in Paris would hold an event with a Luciatåg (choir of people dressed in white night gowns, holding a candle in their hand and having tinsel in their hair) I got a ticket straight away.
Swedes may be extremely secularized but is it something we love it's Lucia and listening to old Christmas songs. It's SO cozy!I went by the Swedish store, a street away from the Swedish church, and got myself JULMUST, a traditional Christmas beverage. Don't try it, you won't like it, it's a taste you have to get used to (or so I've been told by non Swedes).
We sat down in the church benches and awaited Lucia and the gang.