Thursday, April 5, 2007

Happy Easter Everyone!

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This link HERE tells about how the Easter Bunny came to be in America.
Funnily enough, it all started where I grew up in Pennsylvania.
My mom always makes a good ham and sweet potatoes etc for our Easter meal. It is pretty much a standard meal back home for those in the USA for Easter to have ham at least...

As for Easter in Sweden, the traditions are a bit different then back home. Here they have an Easter witch and the children do something similar to Halloween....

So how is Easter celebrated in Sweden?

In Sweden, common Easter traditions include egg painting. Children dressed up as Easter witches with long skirts, colorful headscarves and painted red cheeks, go from house to house in the neighborhood and present the occupants with paintings and drawings in the hope of getting sweets in return. According to Swedish folklore, during Easter the witches fly to Blåkulla (the Blue Mountain) to meet the devil.

Small branches and twigs of willow or birch are a common sight in every Swedish house during the Eater holidays. Feathers and small decorations are also placed on these twigs in a vase.

For lunch/dinner on Holy Saturday, families traditionally feast on a smörgåsbord of herring, salmon, potatoes, eggs and other kinds of food.

2 comments:

geezer squeezer! said...

hopefully ill get my eggs painted this easter!

Mrs CeCrux said...

I'm sure Maja won't say no if you asked her..lol