Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Witches

I just knew that a holiday as fun as Easter (Who doesn't love running around playing hide and seek with a bunch of eggs? And eating the ears off of chocolate bunnies?) had to have Witches involved some way, some how! And so they are!

In Scandinavian countries there is a tradition where young children dress up as Witches and then go door to door bringing willow sticks which have been decorated with ribbon and crepe paper to drive away evil spirits. In return, the children are given treats like small chocolate eggs or other sweets.

The Little Witches recite a rhyme at the door - I wave a twig for a fresh and healthy year ahead; a twig for you, a treat to me. 

Excuse me......I need to go find my Witchy Hat and some willow sticks.

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Iesadora said...

I had no idea!!! Thank-you for sharing!!! =D

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Never heard of this before! Sounds like a great tradition to me.

the dogs' mother said...

Any tradition that involves chocolate is a good tradition. :-)