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I know this isn't the season for this at all, but while I was in Sweden for NärCon I learned about the Påskkärring, who was explained to me as an easter witch who isn't really a witch but kinda is anyway.

Children dress up as her and go ask for sweets. Boys can dress up as her too, but have the option of dressing as an old man if they want. From what I was told the witch costume is still the most popular for all genders though because it's more traditional.


3rd August 2017

Tagged in North Sweden


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3 months ago #9666375        
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I don't think the kids care so much about the tradition as they care for the increased candy haul they bring in.

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3 months ago #9666156        
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Never underestimate what a child will do when candy is at stake. Dress like a old man when dressing like a cute witch will get me more candy? I think not! Also, smaller the child, the less they care about gender roles. Gender roles are taught not something kids are born with. My 2 year old loves dinosaurs, trucks and monsters but will also cry if you take away his barbie doll.

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3 months ago #9666209        
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And this somehow explains why feminazis and effemintated males are all over Sweden today.

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3 months ago #9666191        
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In Finland children also dress up as witches on Easter. However for us originally it was because the witches were supposed to fend away bad spirits. The children make decorative sticks out of willow branches and they wave them at people and chant a "song" (not really a proper tune or anything) that is supposed to keep people healthy.

Nowadays of course it is not about bad spirits but just candy... And we do not have a different option for boys, so if you want candy, you have to be a witch. It isn't so bad though, because in Lapland at least witches were traditionally men.

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3 months ago #9666069        
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En Påskkärring is a witch, and the candy they collect is for their long journey by broom to blåkulla (the blue hill) where they will party.

Oroginally, witches were thought to kidnap children and bring the with them to the Blue hill, where they feast and dance woth the devil. Today tho, they are just cute and beg for candy so they can last until Halloween

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MiskisM

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3 months ago #9666409        
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Anything for more loot. Choice was clear.

3 months ago #9666179        
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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, SISTER SWEDEN!!!!!!

She had freckles before she was a whore!

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oze

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3 months ago #9666225        
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I have never seen a kid dress up as an old man. Everybody dresses up as witches, girls and boys alike.
//A Stockholmer

Namitsu

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3 months ago #9666152        
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Lol Sweden is such a lil fag :)

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Karalora

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3 months ago #9666621        
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I demand more baby Nordics.

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