24 Festive Tasks: Door 17, St. Lucia's Day - Tasks

Task 1: In honor of the Icelandic Jólabókaflóðið / Yule Book Flood tradition, create a (virtual or physical) “book flood” and post a picture of it.

 

(wip) - I already have an idea for this...

 

Task 2: Bake a Swedish lussebulle (saffron bun – instructions and recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWSs-vQX0AI) or prepare some other dish containing saffron.

 

(wip) 

 

Task 3: Create a “crown of light” from book covers prominently featuring a lighted candle.

 

(wip) 

 

Task 4: Guess (scout’s honor, NO GOOGLING!): Did the Gävle Goat survive this year? For background: The Gävle Goat is a straw effigy erected in Gävle, Sweden, every year at the beginning of Advent. It is infamous for being burned down ahead of time, which as of Advent 2017 has happened in 37 of the 51 years of the tradition’s existence. – The Yule goat lore in turn goes back all the way to the Norse myths, where the god Thor rode a chariot drawn by two goats, and to ancient Indo-European and proto-Slavic beliefs according to which the harvest god appeared in the shape of a goat. Possibly, it is also linked with Santa Claus and his reindeer-driven sled.

 

Alright, I'm going to say that the goat has (to) / will burn!

 

I've been following the goats well-being/murder history for a few years and I  freely admit that I love some of the ingenious methods that people have come up with over the years to take the goat down. 

 

 

 

Book: Set in Scandinavia / Northern Europe, or by a Northern European / Nordic author, or a book newly released in November or December of this year.

 

Oooh, I have a book for this!! Now, I just need to read it.