With Easter, Finns welcome spring and decorate their houses with tulips or lilies. However, this was not always the case as those flowers are nowadays imported from Central Europe. In old times, flowers were made out of tissue paper and dyed feathers as you can see in the image on the right hand side.
Easter is also the time of witches in Finland and people believe that they fly between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. At Easter, children may dress up like witches and walk from door to door carrying broomsticks and bunches of decorated virpovitsa willow twigs, reciting good luck poems in return for sweets and money.
The most famous traditional Finnish Dish at Easter is mämmi, a brown porridge made of water and rye malt and is served with cream and sugar.
- Good Friday (Pitkäperjantai)
- Easter Sunday (Pääsiäispäivä)
- Easter Monday (2. Pääsiäispäivä)