December 13 is also Santa Lucia Day
St. Lucia came from a wealthy family in the early days of Christianity and lived in Syracuse during the Diocletian persecutions of A.D.304. Legend has it that she refused to marry, choosing instead to donate her dowry to the poor. Another legend says that she carried bread to feed the then persecuted Christians who were hiding in nearby caves. To light her way, she wore a crown of candles.
On St. Lucia Day in Scandinavia, these sweet saffron buns are traditionally served to family and friends by girl wearing a crown of candles.
recipe for LuciaCats (sweet saffron buns)
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