Tonight they fly the poor witches.
No walk after work today, it’s raining sideways and there are funnier things that walk in weather like this🙂 It’s actually so bad that even the big guys had spent most of the day in the dog house, they were just a bit wet and I think that’s because they came out when I stopped the car by the garage. Nova and Sune had, like always, spent the day in the garage and I can tel You It will take days to clean up the mess they’ve made in there🙂
I feel so sorry for the witches today, it can’t be fun to ride a broom to Blåkulla ( a desert island on the east coast) for the big party with the devil this easter. Well it doesn’t have to be a broom, they can also ride on a upside-down cow too or what ever they might find. They fly to Blåkulla every years on this Maundy Thursday and will fly back home on Easter eve night. To prevent them from coming home again huge bonfires are lit (if the weather and authorities permit) and fire works are used to scare them away or to fall of the brooms. It’s almost only here in this region this is a tradition though.
Today is also the day kids dress up as witches (and since Harry Potter as wizards and warlocks). The most common tradition is that they have drawn easter cards that they give to those they visit and then get candy in return, a bit like Halloween but the Swedish style🙂 But there are a few places where the tradition is that the children goes from house to house giving away candy instead. I’m not sure I would have managed to do that when I was a kid🙂 So yesterday we got a visit from two very young wizards at work and they walked around with two big baskets filled with candy giving it to us that was working :-)
We have no children in the right age here in the village so I doubt any kid will come knocking on my door and to be honest, four dogs can be a bit scary to meet when You’re very small🙂 But I bought a couple of bags with candy just in case. If any comes it will most likely be on Easter eve since the weather today is anything but inviting to be outside in, not even for the chance of getting candy🙂
So now I’ll have a four day weekend because Easter Monday is a holiday here as well. A few days ago they predicted summer heat and sunshine all Easter, now they say that Easter eve and easter day will be sunny and somewhat warmer than it has been so far. So I won’t be the least surprised if this stormy and rainy weather will continue for the entire holiday🙂
It’s time for that pot of tea and to put more fire logs in the stove. I’ll see what I can find about what other Easter traditions we have here in Sweden and perhaps something about what we eat as well. I have bought things for the Påskris but I simply refuse to go outside now to pick branches for it🙂 I’ll do that tomorrow morning instead.