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Easter in Sweden

Spring is in the air for this year's Easter time in Sweden and there's lots of fun to be had! It's all about witches, egg hunts, colourful feathers and chocolate.

Easter in Sweden starts on Skärtorsdagen (Maundy Thursday) when children dress up as witches and go from house to house singing songs or giving drawings away and hoping to get sweets in return.

Easter (Påsk pronounced ‘pohsk’) fare in Sweden is all about sweets, sweets, more sweets — and of course a smörgåsbord at lunch time. For lunch, expect a lot of pickled herring and cured salmon, gravad lax. Easter dinner usually involves roast lamb and asparagus.