It’s still winter in Sweden with snow and temperatures below zero. We are hoping that Easter will bring spring to our country with sunshine and warm weather.
In Sweden we celebrate Easter with chicken, lamb, eggs and of course “påskmust”. Påskmust is so powerful in Swedish traditions it even makes Coke sales go down. Budding birch twigs decorated with fluffy feathers in pastel colours invade our homes together with daffodils and other decorations. Hey we like easter almost as much as Christmas. Joyfulness is on the menu!
We all indulge ourselves with sweets and the kids dress up as “påskkärring” (Easter hag/ Easter witch) and knock on neighbor’s doors for treats, much like American children do at Halloween. Folklore alleges that witches flew off on broomsticks to dance with the devil at Blåkulla.
|28||Office and warehouse close at 13:00, Holy Thursday|