Easter weekend


spring, rye grass, pussy willows, birch twigs, tissue paper flowers
virpovitsa whisking, children with cowbells
decorated eggs, egg hunt, dancing sun
mämmi porridge, flying witches, begging children

All of the above are a curious blend of Eastern and Western traditions assimilated into the Finnish Easter (expired link, removed).

This year we will miss the annual Easter egg hunt around our house with our granddaughters. Hauskaa Pääsiäistä, Joyeuses Pâques, Frohes Ostern, Happy Easter! Enjoy the long weekend, dear readers.

Easter 2008
Easter 2007
Easter 2006
Easter 2005

April 10, 2009 in Culture, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Folk Legends & Myths by Marja-Leena