Swedish Witches and Easter
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Are you tired from the weekend's festivitites? Well be glad that you didn't have to fly to Blåkulla (Blue Hill) on a broom like a witch and back in time for Easter! Huh, wha'? Well in Sweden the old beliefs still intertwine with the Christian ones, in this case the belief that witches are active this time of year. I never myself dressed up as a cute little witch to get candy from neighbors but I know many who did, and certainly American-Swedes still get a kick out of the tradition. (The kids look so sweet in their scarves, freckles, and aprons. Not sure how they actually ressemble witches.) But check out this video I found on YouTube for more.
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