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News, 22/03/2013

Wandering witches welcome Finnish Easter

Photo: Niklas Meltio/LehtikuvaFinnish Easter, witches, virvon varvon, pasha, mämmi, children, church, bonfire, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Finland“A twig for you, a treat for me!” Easter witches appear on doorsteps in Finland on Palm Sunday or Easter Saturday.

Finnish Easter traditions mix religious references with customs related to the long-awaited arrival of spring. If you answer the door on the Sunday before Easter, you may be confronted by endearing little witches offering to bless your home in return for treats.

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Updated 22/03/2013

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