Advent Calendar – 13
December 13 is „Lucia“, St. Lucy’s Day. This festival of lights is a special day in Sweden, celebrated with candle light processions, traditional carols and typical Lucia buns. Girls in white dresses and candle crowns on their heads resemble Santa Lucia, bringing light to this dark season.
The poet behind Advent Calendar door number 13 is the Swedish poet
(with translations into German)
Born in 1973 in Malmö, Jenny Tunedal works a a poet, translator and literary critic. She was editor-in-chief of Lyrikvännen, Sweden’s oldest poetry magazine and the literary editor of the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet for many years.