On the Thursday before the Easter weekend, it is a Swedish tradition for children to dress up as ‘Påskkärringar’ (Easter witches), and knock on people’s doors giving out homemade cards and wishing them ‘Glad Påsk’ (Happy Easter), in return for sweets.
Historically the ‘witches’ were said to have flown on their broomsticks to ‘Blåkulla’, an island off the Baltic Sea, to have a feast with the devil on Maundy Thursday. The story came about in the 17th C, with the tradition of children going around dressed up as witches becoming popular around 1800.
Alfie and Ted spent Thursday afternoon making cards…
Leon understandably feels too old for this now, but poor Maya became unwell just hours before, which is a shame because next year she might just feel too old as well.
Despite this, you can see that Alfie and Ted thoroughly enjoyed themselves! 😊