Posted by: jr | April 3, 2010

The Evening before Easter

Swedish Easter decoration

Swedish Easter decoration

In Sweden we usually start the evening before Easter celebration feast days, just like at Christmas and Whitsun, but Easter begins at midnight, by Christ’s resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is a joy and the greatest feast of the liturgical year, since the resurrection is central to the Christian message.

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Swedish Easter postcard

Swedish Easter postcard

Easter postcards

The Easter postcards have eggs, roosters or chickens as the main subject but the Easter Bunny may occur. In Sweden it is not so popular to send Easter cards, compared to sending Christmas cards.

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Swedish Easter decoration

Swedish Easter decoration

Easter decorations

The whole house dressed in yellow, curtains, tablecloths, napkins, etc. and Easter ornaments are developed: Easter witches, which are hung in doorways, Easter decoration of twigs adorned with coloured feathers, colored paper flowers and small hanging chickens or eggs. The house is decorated with various ceramic or porcelain figures with Easter motifs (chicks, eggs, chickens, roosters, etc.) and painted eggs. Eggs symbolize a great rebirth and fertility.

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Påskgodis (= Easter candy)

Påskgodis (= Easter candy)

The children get each the egg-shaped and painted paper or silk fitted boxes (= Easter eggs) filled with Easter candy or alternative surprises.

Easter food

A Swedish buffé (is allways followed by all the warm dishes as Jansson, meatballs, sausages etc.), by Per Ola Wiberg

A Swedish buffé (is allways followed by all the warm dishes as Jansson, meatballs, sausages etc.), by Per Ola Wiberg

For Swedish Easter dinner we have different fish dishes, lamb, Easter ham and various dishes with eggs and various desserts with marzipan.
 

Swedish Easter must

Swedish Easter must

Easter must

With the Swedish Easter food we serve Swedish Easter must. The recipe is secret and only one person knows the exact ingredients. In addition to flavor secret donors include malt and hops (now in extract form). 

How about your Romanian Easter traditions?

//Andrea Soldan

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  1. mmmmm iami iami Easter candy:X:*


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