Easter 2015

Helsinki, 2 degrees

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Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency.

Since I really like Easter as it represents for me personally the long-awaited arrival of spring, I thought I would dedicate this blog post to telling you something about what Easter means to me. Finnish Easter traditions showcase Finland's unique location between East and West and mix religious references both from Russia and the Nordics. If you answer the door on the two Sundays before Easter, you may be confronted by lovely little Easter witches or bunnies offering to bless your home in return for treats. This custom mixes two older traditions – the Russian Orthodox ritual, where birch twigs originally represented the palms laid down when Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; and the Swedish and Western Finnish tradition, where children made fun of earlier fears that evil witches could be about on Easter. Read more about Finnish Easter traditions here. I used to do this as well as a child; dress up as a witch on Easter. Nowadays, I merely throw on my yellow blazer at work. See it here if you missed it.

Tässä pääsiäiskuvakavalkaadi, jonka olen blogia varten koonnut. Itselleni aikaisemmin väriltään erittäin keltainen pääsiäinen on vuosien mittaan muuttunut vaaleammaksi, ja nykyään suosin pääsiäiskoristeissa mustavalkoista ja harmaata väritystä. Tämän sanottua niin keltaiset pääsiäisliljat ovat edelleen ihana piristys Helsingin kaduilla, ja tällä viikolla minulla oli töissä päälläni keltainen jakkuni

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Happy Easter! How do you celebrate it?

Hyvää pääsiäistä! Miten itse juhlit pääsiäistä?



12 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this! It is so interesting to learn more about your own traditions. Easter is one of my favourite holidays as well. The beginning of spring - and so much positivity. I hope you have a great celebration :)
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    1. I love sharing them, so I'm happy that you enjoy learning about them :)

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  2. che foto splendide buona pasqua cara

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  3. happy Easter to you too, Elisabeth! gosh, I didn't even know about such traditions since we don't have them here in Estonia. here people (especially children) colour some eggs, maybe have a fancier dinner and stuff like that. I myself coloured eggs when I was a little kid. maybe we will do it this year, we'll see. it would be the first time as an adult (at least I think so). oh and I love the last photo. so beautiful!

    Maiken - Part of me

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    1. How do you celebrate Easter in Estonia?

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  4. nice post :) happy Easter. Kisses :)

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  5. That's so sweet the story, or I'd rather say history, I didn't know about the mix of traditions there! It mus really be very nice to be greeted by children, I love them! And Easter is a really great time! Sweet bunny hoods that the girls are wearing! Happy Easter!
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    1. Thank you Denise, it means a lot that you liked it :) I hope you had a great Easter as well.

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