Andreas' parents gave us the beautiful yellow flowers and yummy Easter egg filled with lots of candy shown above. In Sweden Easter traditions include painting eggs and eating lots of candy. Spring flowers are purchased to decorate inside and colorful feathers are attached to trees outside of homes. Aside from the Christian beliefs Swedish folklore tells of witches flying to the blue mountain to meet the devil during Easter. It reminded me of Halloween because children go from house to house dressed up as witches with long skirts, colorful scarfs, and painted rosy cheeks, presenting the occupants with small drawings or paintings they made in the hope of getting sweets in return.
This picture is from 09/19/2010,
the day my Swedish life began.