This year I have celebrated Easter more than in twenty years, thanks to my 2 year old. Last Saturday we searched willow and birch twigs, decorated them and on Sunday morning, (my child) dressed as a little witch, we went to our neighbors to bless their homes. We had trained the traditional rhyme: Virvon, varvon, tuoreeks terveeks, tulevaks vuodeks, vitsa sulle, palkka mulle! (in English: I wave a twig for a fresh and healthy year ahead; a twig for you, a treat for me!) My kid had learned the most important parts, the beginning and the end – Virvon, varvon, palkka mulle! But in the real situation nothing came out from the mouth.
We have also planted rye grass, painted and sent some Easter cards and bought the first narcissus’s. Now it is time to concentrate to the most important part – eating chocolate eggs: I eat the chocolate my kid gets the toy, and both of us are happy!
If you want to know more about Finnish Easter traditions see thisisFINLAND.fi