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Pink Thursday

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Pink Thursday
Easter week. Starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday. In Sweden it has one extra day – the day after Easter Sunday that is called Annandag Påsk that also is a holiday. It would be called Otherday Easter if I translated it straight on. Anyway, the day I want to write about today is Pink Thursday (the day before Good Friday=today!). I hope that you won’t get too puzzled now, but I’m going to describe an old folk myth and the reason why Swedish children dress like cute witches on this day. A long time ago people in Sweden believed that Pink Thursday was a day when witches had a conference at an Island called Blåkulla (Bluehill), and to get there they rode their brooms together with their cats … Are you entertained yet? ; ) That’s why Swedish children dress like cute little witches – påskkärringar in Swedish - on this day and they also make Happy Easter cards and walk from door to door to hand them out and hopefully they will get candy, cookies, fruit or maybe …