Three Easter Witches

According to a myth that dates back to medieval times, every Maundy Thursday, the Witches takes their brooms and fly to Blåkulla for a gathering. These days kids (both boys and girls), often dress up as Easter Witches, wearing a dress with an apron and a headscarf. Their mission is to gather candy. Unfortunately for these three witches, Sara, Malin and Lisa, that I met in Tungelsta today, I didn't have any candy, so instead they gave some chocolate! Happy Easter Girls!

  • Choose Fate 6y

    I really like learning history like this.
  • Stefan Jansson 6y

    Thanks Randy. I think there are a few photos of me, my brother and cousins, dressed up like this in a drawer somewhere.
  • emdot 6y

    yea! i love this! i wish we did this in the states. The Witches of Easter-wick. :)
  • Let Ideas Compete 6y

    Good one.
  • Stefan Jansson 6y

    Thanks. Luckily for the girls the rain stopped and it cleared up a bit. Hopefully that meant that they got some more candy!
  • Agnieszka 6y

    They seem like very kind witches, handing out chocolate and all :) I've seen a photo of Nicklas and his cousin in their witch attires, with lots of snow in the background, as he grew up in the far north and there wasn't much spring for Easter ;)
  • Paul Jackson 6y

    I was in Gotland at Eastertime Påsk when I was 5...I loved it..the witches (Hexa?) A very happy time with my cousins and Uncle and aunt..

    Thanks for the reminder...
  • Stefan Jansson 6y

    The photo of Nicklas probably looks a lot like the photo of me and my cousins Agnieszka
    I can imagine that Paul. Yes, the Swedish word is Häxa.

    sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%c3%a4xa
  • Paul Jackson 6y

    There we go...thanks again Steffe.
  • Fleur-Ange Lamothe 6y

    Thank you for sharing this Swedish custom. New to me.
  • Gus Wallen 6y

    Happy Easter to you all.

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