The school programme for the Easter week is usually free or marked as “individual study time”, so it is to your liking to fly to your family or stay in Stockholm. Or, if you are unlucky like me and tickets to your country are 3000 SEK or more, then you stay here. And, frankly, it is not too shabby!
Now, if you are anything like me, you see new things pop up in the supermarkets, or children in the subway dressed up as rag dolls and you are wondering what is this? My good old friend Google helped me find out a few things about what the pillars of Swedish Easter (Påsk) are:
Children dressed up as witches in Sweden. Photo: Lena Granefelt/Image Bank Sweden
A giant egg filled with eggs. Photo: Lola Akinmade/Image Bank Sweden
3. Feathered twigs
Feathered twigs in the supermarket. Photo: Christina Neofytou
4. Spring (?) Weather
In Easter, the Swedes will go to their cottage houses, and celebrate preferably outside, if it is warm. But, it is more likely in April for the weather to be a bit flaky. One day it might be super sunny and flowers may be blooming and the next it might be snowing. The pictures below were taken on 3 consecutive days, believe it or not:
Spring, winter and back to uhmm… Autumn? Photos: Christina Neofytou
Staying in Stockholm for Easter break is not a bad decision and I would highly recommend it, if you can handle being away from your family a bit longer. Here’s to hoping you get better weather than I did this year!
‘Till the next time! Glad Påsk!!!
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