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Friday, December 13, 2013

Swedish Venus: Ulla Lindstrom for the Festival of Lucia

It's the Swedish festival of Lucia today where Swedish girls put on white dresses with a red sash and walk about with candles on their heads.  It's a curious mixture of a celebration of early Christian martyr Santa Lucia, odd in itself for a primarily Lutheran country, and the Pagan festival of Yule built around the Winter Solstice. The winter solstice was celebrated on the 13th December rather than the 21st in Sweden.  This probably dates from the old use of the Julian calendar, until the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582.

First Page 3 picture

Anyway, here is the splendidly Swedish Ulla Lindstrom from Penthouse's November 1969 issue.  This was the same month that Ulla appeared as The Sun newspaper's first Page 3 Girl, on November 17th 1969.

There isn't a traditional greeting as such for Saint Lucia's day so we will just wish all our Swedish readers a God Jul for the season!

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