Easter is here.

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The sun did show for a short while this morning but the clouds became thicker and then the wind came. Still it was a rather nice day anyway even if the nap became an hour longer than I had thought🙂

 

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Today is Long Friday a day I remember as rather boring. Not that my mother cared about any religious meaning to this day and pretty much let us have a normal day like all other. But still, this was a day that nothing really happened. If Easter came late we most likely went to our summer cottage over the weekend if it came early we most likely went to my mormor (grandmother on my mother’s side) for easter dinner with the rest of the family.

 

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I’ve always wondered why everyone came to those dinners since most in my family dislikes everyone else🙂🙂🙂 I guess that was one of the few demands my mormor actually had, family dinner every big holiday except for Midsummer (probably our biggest holiday of the year). But thinking back I think we still spent most midsummer’s at mormors place.

 

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Tomorrow I’ll tell You all a little about how many celebrates Easter over here, for us it really starts on Thursday because that’s when the witches (we call them Easter Hags🙂 )fly to Blåkulla to have a sabbath with the devil. The whitch is one of our most important Easter symbols, are we pagan or are we🙂

 

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Happy Easter!

 

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12 thoughts on “Easter is here.

  1. Christer,
    I don’t know anything about your witches, but I love that you have them. The hopping little bunnies of our Easter don’t stand a chance with your witches!

    The dogs are having a great time!

    The ice may be melting and the water running, but it still looks like winter to me!

    Have a wonderful evening!!

    • Hi Kat!

      I do like our witches too and especially here in my region we lit huge bonfires at easter eve to scare the witches to fly back home, that is if they don’t forbid the fires due to the risk of grass fires. The Easter bunny never really made it here, we have them as chocolate bunnies but that’s it.

      That field is the only place Nova is unleashed outside the garden so they tend to run around and play a lot while we’re there🙂

      Not much ice melting here, only for a short time during the day and it freezes as soon as the sun goes down. We’re still having winter here.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  2. beautiful photos, the dogs are having so much fun! I think you have a bit less snow than we do, maybe spring will come to you first!
    I cannot wait to hear the rest of your story, I’m loving those witches!!!!
    Growing up we always went to church, Good Friday them Easter Sunday morning then had a large family dinner after,
    Now its just our small family , we do not attend church, we gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate spring! Oh and the Easter bunny brings chocolate eggs and candies on Easter, the little ones set out their baskets and the magical bunny fills them! There are no calories in Easter Chocolate , the chocolate is magic! Happy Easter weekend to you, I hope the bunny finds you!

    • Hi Laurie!

      They really have fun at that field, it’s the only place where Nova is unleashed outside the garden.

      Most snow is gone but nights are bitterly cold and it will continue like this for a long time. They say we might not get spring until late April.

      Here children goes from door to door (dressed like witches or now days wizards) and get either candy or some money. That tradition almost died out for a while but I’ve heard it’s coming back now again🙂 The Easter bunny never really made it here, most kids find an Easter egg filled with candy by their beds when waking up at easter eve🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  3. Hi Christer,
    So is that the Easter March Hare?🙂
    Your family sounds much like mine. We always had holiday dinners at my mother’s. Most of us would rather be spending it at home doing nothing much.🙂
    Nova and Sune are having a great time. They body slam each other very well. It reminds me of Rocky and his best friend Lilly. They play fight like that too. Since they are both under 20 pounds, it doesn’t look quite so alarming.🙂
    It’s Good Friday here. The day started cold, damp and grey but then the sun came out a bit. Of course, as soon as I got down to the lake the clouds closed in and cold rain started to fall but it didn’t last very long. The sun is back now and it’s very nice.
    Enjoy your Long Friday.

    • Hi Caryn!

      It might be but he’s not so popular here so it might just be a normal one🙂

      I guess mothers requests can be hard to go against🙂 We are thankfully now so spread in southern Sweden that we really can’t meet and for that I’m thankful🙂

      They have so much fun those two🙂 Normally it’s Nova that is the tough one but Sune never gives up🙂

      Snow further south but we only got the clouds and that’s another thing I’m thankful for🙂🙂🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      • I didn’t know there were any normal March hares. Aren’t they all supposed to be a little crazy or is that just the English ones?🙂🙂🙂

  4. It was interesting, Christer, to read about your Easter traditions which are quite than those that I grew up with on Holy Thirsday and Good Friday…never heard of witches. Of course this is a big time for the candy makers for all the chocolate bunnies, marshmallow eggs and other treasures. We plan to have an Easter egg hunt for our grandchildren and also to color eggs.

    • Hi Beatrice!

      I can’t remember all the names of the days in easter week. Ash Wednesday and we call thursday Pink Thursday but our word for pink means other things too, like cutting so it might be Cutting Thursday🙂 and Long Friday of course.

      It’s only recently that I’ve heard about egg hunts here but I can’t say if that’s a new or less known old tradition here in Sweden. Coloring eggs seems to happen all over the world🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  5. Hi Christer! I find your story fascinating on your witches (wish we had them here!). Lovely pictures as always. Can’t wait to hear more about Easter. Have a lovely day!

    Dianna

    • Hi Dianna!

      At least we’re doing something nice with the witches and not trying to burn them now days🙂🙂

      I’ll see what I can find about different easter traditions here in Sweden.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

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