Anna Day Anna-dagen December 9

Do you have name days? We have it in Sweden and today it’s Anna day 😀

Anna Day means this in Sweden according to Wikipedia

Google translation of wikipedia text:
“type Feast
Date December 9
Geography and Christians alike
Tradition Stockfish soaked in water
Anna Day, December 9, was the day of the peasant society where some important Christmas preparations began. Ale tested, stockfish were soaked and it was time to deal with christmas laundry and Christmas baking and begin to reshape Christmas lights. [1]

On the day Anna would ale brewed to be completed in the sense that the malt cooked, sifted, yeast is added and the beer would be laid on fermentation. The beer would then be ready to use later to Thomas Day. On the rune staff marked Anna Day with a pitcher and “Anna with pitcher” was a figure of speech. [2] [3] The tradition was born on the Julian calendar time.

Some texts say that the pitcher on the rune staff instead interpreted as the Christmas beer brewing would then be started [4]. Some say instead that ale then already would be ready to be sampled [5] [6]. Differences in various parts of the country have certainly occurred.

The name may have come from the Virgin Mary’s mother Anna and Anna is celebrated in countries outside Sweden on different dates [7]

In some parts of the country the weather is said to be possible to predict from Anna Day, by the expression “Cold weather at Anna day would be cold weather on Christmas, mild weather, the Christmas weather went mild.””

Så här står det på Wikipedia

Annadagen
Typ Högtid
Datum 9 december
Geografi och firare Kristna
Traditioner Lutfisken läggs i blöt
Annadagen, den 9 december, var den dag i allmogesamhället då några viktiga julförberedelser inleddes. Julölet provades, lutfisken lades i blöt och det var dags att ta itu med jultvätten och julbaket och börja stöpa juleljusen.[1]

På Annadagen skulle julölet vara färdigbryggt i bemärkelsen att malten kokats, silats, jäst tillsatts och ölen skulle vara lagd på jäsning. Ölet skulle sedan vara klart att bruka senast till Tomasdagen. På runstaven markerades Annadagen med en kanna och “Anna med kanna” var ett talesätt.[2][3] Traditionen föddes på den julianska kalenderns tid.

En del texter menar att kannan på runstaven istället tolkades som att julölsbryggandet då skulle igångsättas[4]. En del menar istället att julölet då redan skulle vara färdigt att kunna avsmakas[5][6]. Skillnader i olika landsdelar har säkerligen förekommit.

Namnet kan ha kommit från Jungfru Marias mor Anna och Anna firas i länder utanför Sverige på olika datum[7]

I vissa delar av Finland sägs vädret vara möjligt att spå från Annadagen, genom uttrycket “Braskade Anna skulle det bliva kallt om julen, slaskade det, blev väderleken mild”.

I bought a cake today on the Anna day. That was a delicious cake.

Here’s a some for you too 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

Have a great Anna Day!

Anna

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