Saffron is celebrated around the world at numerous events. A couple are shown here.
Saint Lucia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
One of the biggest celebrations when Saffron is used is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304.
The event is celebrated with Lussebullar and Lussekatter, which are Saffron based cakes and buns.
Simply Saffron is available in Sweden and can be purchased from Etnomat.
The Saffron Rose Festival (fiesta de la rosa del azafrán)
This Festival is celebrated each year on the last complete week-end in October (this year it will take place on the 28th, and 29th, coinciding with the harvest of the flowers).
Celebrated since 1963, the festival is a reflection of the La Mancha area’s unique popular customs including its cooking and folkloric traditions. It has been officially declared by the Spanish government as a Fiesta of Tourist Interest.