Happy Easter (the weird way)!

Buongiorno peeps and happy Easter!
You might probably imagine that my favourite time of the year is: Halloween! Believe it or not there’s a country that celebrates Easter a bit like Halloween. I mean what kind of a weird blog would it be if I don’t write about it?!

The lucky country is Finland where the children dress up as witches with broomsticks hanged around their necks and they wander in the streets in search of treats. It is believed that during the festival, witches become more powerful and bonfires are made to scare them off.

Easter witch is a popular character in the Nordic Easter tradition. In Finland and Sweden alike, it was believed that witches, who were mainly old, malicious women, were flying around on brooms, hurting cattle and doing other mischief. Today, they are most often represented as scarf-clad women riding a broom, accompanied by a black cat and a copper coffee pot. Little witches whisking willow twigs can be seen toddling around throughout the country on Palm Sunday.

Photo: Niklas Meltio
Photo: Niklas Meltio

As for me what I really love about Easter is that I can scoff chocolate (dark one for me, please) for a couple of days, I mean, it’s tradition! Hope you’re all having a joyful and a bit weird Easter!

Elle. x

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