Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You Learn Something New Everyday ... Little Witches

I saw this over on Dos Family on Monday ... so fun to learn little tidbits about different cultural celebrations.

According to Swedish folklore, Easter was a time when witches stole household brooms and flew to Blåkulla or “Blue Mountain”  to consort with the devil.  From this ancient superstition a modern tradition has taken root in the form of a mini-Halloween where children dress up as Easter witches with headscarves and painted red cheeks and go door to door with a copper kettle looking for treats. This usually happens on the Thursday or Saturday before Easter.” Via Dos Family via Your Living City.

via Dos Family

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