Easter in Sweden

Easter in Sweden is look forward more as a religious holiday than just a mere festivity. Hectic preparations are marked a week before the arrival of D-day in Sweden with majority of the Swedish people cleaning their houses and buying new clothes for their near and dear ones. However, Easter celebrations in Sweden start with Palm Sunday,commemorating Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The day is unfurled with joyous processions of people holding branches of small willows to place before the images of Christ.

It’s commonly believed that certain superstitions are attached with the observance of Easter in Sweden. As many Swedish natives still believe that witches are active and their black magic becomes more powerful during this week.

  • On Maundy Thursday they were thought to fly off on brooms to harmonize with the devil at some place called blåkulla, and return the following Sunday. One of the major Easter customs in Sweden is the making of Easter letters and decorating their houses with tapestries, chicklings and daffodils. However, a Swedish Easter remains incomplete without its traditional delicacies like spring lamb, Strömmingsflundror known as stuffed herring and Laxpudding or salmon gratin.
  • To make the occasion more special varied Easter festivities are held in Sweden. Bonfires and firework display continues to pre dominate the events in the country.
  • Since its holiday time in Sweden, many Swedish countrymen flock to the popular Easter holiday destinations like the historic town of Vadstena, the exotic island of Gotland and the wooden church houses of Älvsbyn. Thus, with a spring of festive activities lined up to woo the audiences, Easter celebrations in Sweden is a great time to be there.

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