Friday, December 13, 2013

13 the smallest number with eight letters in its name spelled out in English. It's a prime number and an emirp (a prime that is another prime in reverse). It's a musical, a film, a song, and an album. It's bad luck, good luck, and the number of stripes on the American flag.

And December 13 is Saint Lucia's Day in Sweden. Like many of the Swedish traditions, especially around Christmas, it sounds awfully religious... But fear not; just like the rest of our holidays it's just another excuse to get drunk (lussevaka) and indulge in sweet treats.

Want to know more? Check out this instructional video.

Happy holidays and lusse lelle! says Rambo Lucia (who did not dare to light those candles).


  1. Rambo-Lucia! Tummen upp för det. :) Skrider man fram till Eye of the tiger då? ;) Kram!

    1. Jag gör det nästa år - då ska jag vara Rocky-Lucia! ;) Kram och puss!