tisdag, november 06, 2012

Gustav Adolfsdagen

Gustav Adolf´s Day is a theme day which is celebrated on November 6 in memory of Gustav Adolf´s death in 1632, and is a public flag day in Sweden. Gustav Adolf was killed at the battle of Lützen, which was the sixth november according to the to Julian calendar and according
 to the Gregorian calendar was the date of 16 november.
The day has been celebrated since the early 1800's and is still popular in Göteborg since celebrates its founder with eating Gustav Adolf´s  pastries and Uppsala where students commemorate Gustav Adolf and his very generous gift to the University.


This is done primarily through the celebration of the obelisk where General Song sings. Afterwards, it is usually assigned to a simpler gathering with lectures.In Lund honored Gustav Adolf in november each year by Gustav Adolf prom, organized by Göteborgs nation. GA-prom party which is also called is held in the Academic Association castle, AF building.Even on a largely secondary schools and primary schools throughout Sweden celebrated the day. In Lundberg's school in Värmland commemorated King of Gustavus Adolphus Day by a play playing Battle of Lützen.
Gustav Adolf cake is a special cake in honor of Gustav II Adolf's death Nov. 6, 1632. Cake was created in 1909 by pastry chef Carl Bräutigam the bakery on the corner Brautigam East Harbor Road / Kungsgatan in Göteborg in Sweden.

Pastry can be recognized by a silhouette of Gustavus Adolphus that adorn it. the contents of the special cake which can vary even silhouette, which is often made ​​of marzipan or chocolate can do. Origin shape made ​​in plaster and silicon and depicted a bust of Gustav Adolf.
Original head should be in pink marzipan. Cake in the original had the flavor of chocolate and lemon, they were made of butter cream between the bottom of the cake and was completely dipped in glaze.
....I do not know why people are celebrating the death of a king with a pastry ..
....but anyway, they are very yummy....
Painting of  Carl Wahlbom från 1855.
The Battle of Lützen (1632) was one of the most decisive battles of the Thirty Years' War.
It was a Protestant victory, but cost the life of one of the most important leaders of the Protestant alliance, Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, which caused the Protestant campaign to lose direction.

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