Spring is on its way and here 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. Merriment 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.
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