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It’s time to celebrate Easter with Scandinavia House! On Saturday, April 9 at 11 AM, join Finish singer-songwriter Ida Metsberg and the Children Center for an Easter-themed concert and art activity exploring unique traditions and children’s crafts from the Nordic region.
Easter in the Nordic countries is all about welcoming the long-awaited spring after the dark and cold winter months and is celebrated with a variety of fun family-friendly activities and traditions. In our celebration, we will learn about the Swedish ‘påskkärring’ / Finnish ‘Trulli’ – Easter witch – who take to the streets in groups, knocking on doors to wish residents ‘Glad påsk’ (Happy Easter) and have sweets in exchange for a home-made drawing or Easter letter.
According to folklore, a witch-like character flew on a broom to the mythical island of ‘Blåkulla’ on Good Friday to mingle with the devil, returning on Easter Day.
We will dress up as ‘påskkärring’ (with painted cheeks and freckles) and make our own drawings to exchange for a special Swedish treat. We will also create ‘påskris’ birch twig bouquet arrangements adorned with feathers and yarn. All accompanied by the singing talents of Ida Metsberg!