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Saint Lucy mug


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Saint Lucy Mug

Saint Lucy's day has been celebrated in Sweden on December 13th since the beginning of the 18th century. On the Julian calendar, December 13th marked the longest night of the year. In the minds of many, this night brought mysteries, dangers, supernatural figures, and the presence of Lucifer.  Saint Lucy was evoked to bring light and Divine Justice; Saint Lucy represents the light in the darkness. In 1753, the use of the Gregorian calendar commenced. Despite the longest night being from December 21st to 22nd, the celebration of Saint Lucy’s Day remained on December 13th. On this day, young women who represent Saint Lucy wear white tunics with a red ribbon around their waists and wreaths of candles on their heads. The young also wear white tunics; the girls wear wreaths of flowers on their heads, and the boys (called “Star Boys”) wear cone-shaped hats. Wherever the kids go, they sing songs and hand out coffee, saffron cookies (lussekatter), gingerbread cookies (pepparkakor), and mulled wine with spices and cinnamon (glögg).Subsequently, this tradition spread to Denmark, Norway, and Finland in the early 1900s.

About Our Mugs

Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

More information:
• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe