Our Easter begins on Palm Sunday with decorating home and entrance by the village road - and hoping the Easter grass has had time to grow - I use the barley seeds because they grow long and steady with a beautiful water drop on top of them in the mornings just like summer dew...
|This year we had birthday party of our 3-year-old and had an extra reason to celebrate.|
To explain children - and grown-ups, too - why we are celebrating certain days this book has been wonderful. It is a Bible for kids with humorous pictures and an easy text to read aload.
As a new day of Easter passes we decorate the grass with symbols that we pick from the story read that day.
|Yesterday was the last supper on Maundy Thursday.|
Tomorrow we add a tomb with big stones but forget the religious part of Easter for a while - it is the day of old Finnish traditions of small witches called trulli. Trullis go from house to house with decorated willow branches and hope to switch the branch into a sweet to their coffee-pots... In the evening we are going to have a bonfire on our field, a tradition at our home-area Ostrobothnia.
|Village witches year 2010 - let's hope we get some visiting this year, too!|