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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 …