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Luciatåg med röda ögon

On December 13th we celebrate Lucia day in Sweden. It's a blend of ancient pagan rituals and slightly less ancient Roman Catholic rituals. Practically this means that we eat buns colored gold with saffron and that children preform a luciatåg or Lucia parade. Here Ezra is dressed up as stjärngossen (star-dude, loosely) and Leo is dressed as tomten (basically Santa). Part of the tradition is that every year several kids burst out in tears (see Måns, the tomten sitting second from right). The red eyes are also part of the tradition. And here's the musical accompaniment. If you listen closely you'll hear Ezra being reprimanded...

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Taken on December 13, 2007