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    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.



    Public Holidays:
    • Good Friday (Pitkäperjantai)
    • Easter Sunday (Pääsiäispäivä)
    • Easter Monday (2. Pääsiäispäivä)


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    Default little Easter witches

    during this Sunday 5 times rings the bells at our housedoor and the little
    witches asks for sweets. They got it and were happy and so we are.

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    and how do adults spend this time? do they stay at home or go out with others?

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    adults do what they allways do in any holiday ,hangout with friends at night drinking and dancing and hunting chicks

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