We absolutely love the Swedish Christmas tradition of Lucia, and have enjoyed making Lucia buns each year for the store.
Lussekatter (Lucia buns) are eaten on December 13th to celebrate the festival of Lucia (the patron Saint of Light). The celebrations are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and the Saint Lucia procession is truly magical, and certainly one of my most favourite memories of Sweden.
Each bun is shaped into an S-shape, which is supposed to resemble a curled up cat, and then two raisins are added to represent the eyes. Nobody knows for sure the origins of the shape and the connection with Saint Lucia, but it seems likely that they were originally called djävulskatter (the devil's cats). It's all very strange. I think it's just another excuse for a celebration.
Anyway, how fabulous to now have some Lucia Bun socks just in time for the festive season! These will make great Secret Santa gifts!
80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane