when I think witches I think Halloween but oh G not in Sweden, witches resemble Easter apparently and to clear some confusion here is the back story.
The tradition is said to come from the old belief that witches would fly to a German mountain the Thursday before Easter to cavort with Satan. On their way back, Swedes would light fires to scare them away, a practice honored today by the bonfires and fireworks across the land in the days leading up to Sunday.
So the kids dress up as witches that look more like little babushkas and from what I have heard they go knocking on doors looking for treats, sound familiar? Anyway as I am living in Sweden with a Swedish fiancé I have to partake in these little traditions as bonkers as they are… Help!