Well, it’s Easter Thursday again here in Sweden, so I feel it is my duty to inform you once again this year that Sweden will be filled with little witches demanding candy and then flying off to their blue hill.
Yeah, I don’t get it either, but it equals candy, so yea!
On Thursdays, the children dress up as witches (though they look more like hags with scarves) and go trick-or-treating for candy in the evening. Normally they trade Easter cards they have made for candy, unless they are just greedy and lazy.
Then the legend has it that the witches fly off to Blåkulla, but my kids are usually too full of candy to do any flying. It’s more like stumbling to a blue bean bag to stuff their faces full of candy and pass out on a sugar high.
If you’re interested in the real story of how and why the Swedes celebrate this way, check here: http://somethingswedish.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/witches-in-sweden/