Lussekatter is literally called “Lussekatter cats. You may also hear the Swedes call these sandwiches “loopsebullar,” which translates to “loopsebullar. “And if you have them for breakfast on December 13, Swedes also enjoyfika,’ their obligatory tea or breakfast in the morning and afternoon. What’s another important word for food to consider in celebrating St. Lucia? Coach Michelle says you hear perparkakor and refer to something spicy, even though it’s not what you think it is. For this holiday, we joined Coach Michelle to learn more about Swedish traditions on St. Lucia’s Day. My mother’s family was Swedish immigrants generations ago, who probably passed down to us the holiday traditions we enjoy today. Use the following recipe to heat up your kitchen with Lusskatter and enjoy the old Swedish custom and smell. If you want to enjoy saffron sandwiches like a real Swede, Coach Michelle says these little, flavorful cakes aren’t too hard to make at home. St. Lucia’s Day, sometimes called St. Lucia’s Day, or if it’s a Swedish holiday, just St. Lucia’s Day, is a Christian holiday celebrated throughout Scandinavia and Italy. Traditionally, Lusekatter serves breakfast on December 13, although many Swedes also eat these loaves during the fika, a breakfast and lunchtime meal enjoyed throughout the region. It is a holiday that began in the 18th century in honor of Lucia of Syracuse, who, according to folklore, brought food to persecuted Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs. Traditional Swedish Recipes for Amateur Chefs: To celebrate the Saints, Coach Michelle attended a community school and became a runaway Swede. Coach Michelle suggested using a fire extinguisher as a joke because, believe it or not, girls over the age of eleven use real candles in their hair for St. Mary’s Day.