Escape – If You Need a Reason…Holiday Traditions and St. Lucia

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All over the world there are different traditions that comes into play over the Holiday season. Since we have a team in Scandinavia, it seemed appropriate to highlight how yesterday, 13 December, they had a big day – St. Lucia’s Day (or St. Lucy’s Day).

Of course, for us in Sweden with frozen toes, the day also signifies something else – the need to go somewhere sunny and far away from the cold Nordic countries.

Close your eyes for just a moment…

Prepare yourself to be transported to a place with sunshine and begin to feel the warm sea breeze hitting you in all of the right places.

And, we are off!

Starting with an epic view and a moment to unwind…
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Photo: alexstry/instagram

Oh St. Lucia – we are liking this version…

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

Where the blue is indescribable…

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

And the landscape takes our breath away…

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

We feel it! The sun that is.

It’s beating down on us and warming us up from our head to our toes…

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

The only thing missing is a coffee.

Wait. Shouldn’t we have started with this?

Nah. Not when it’s our daydream – we can have breakfast whenever we see fit.

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Photo: alexstry/instagram

Although we are certain you don’t want this to end, just like we don’t, we must slowly wake up from this daydream.

We’ll take it slow.

Come back to reality in 5..4..3..2..1..

And now you must wonder about the original story?

St. Lucia was a young Christian girl who died for her faith. The story is that she would bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome who were living and hiding in the catacombs under the city. In turn, she would wear candles on her head so she had both of her hands free to carry food, etc., according to Why Christmas.

Today, St. Lucia is often depicted carrying buns made with saffron and raisins, which are often eaten for breakfast.

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Photo: benken71/instagram

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Happy Holidays to all!

xx