Yes, Virginia even the most heathern of us celebrate the holidays and while I would normally be sitting front and center in Blessed Sacrament Church, alas…I sit here typing and scrappin the day away… ( This is where I say something contrite like ” God knows my heart”.
Rather than anger the masses with my nonsense, I just think I will will wish everyone a happy what ever it is you believe, hold dear and have faith in weekend.
This is a layout of Maya dressed as an Easter witch…Påsk Kärring…All of the kids get made up and are dressed as witches and go door to door giving out hand made Easter cards and they are given candy, just like trick or treat. They put freckles and rouge on their cheeks; the girls wear a long skirt, maybe a wig and a kerchief tied under the chin. The boys have a large vest and a hat . This was the first påsk kärring ( Easter old lady) for baby girl. The witches fly to “England” for a convention and the bonfires were used to “light their way back to Sweden…( this is according to The Hubbs
and Jack Daniels, so if you really wanna know, look it up 🙂 ). The 30th of April is Valborgsmässafton and that is the evening that the witches return to Sweden…The thought is that if everyone lights bonfires all over the country the witches are confused and cannot find their way home.