Thurs 18th April, 11:00, Skansen, Stockholm
Every maundy Thursday, or Skärtorsdagen in Swedish, Skansen opens it’s doors, free of charge, to anyone dressed as a påskgubban or påskgumman (påskkärring = Easter witch).
In Sweden, it’s tradition for children to dress up as påskkärring and visit their neighbours wishing them happy Easter or ‘glad påsk’ and small easter cards. In exchange for their wishes the children are given candies and chocolates.
The Easter witch is an odd tradition for any newbie to get their head around but you can find out more in Littlebearabroad’s guide to Easter in Sweden.