This should really be for tomorrow, but there is no harm in being ready for travel a wee bit early.
On Easter Saturday Swedes have bonfires. At a glance they will seem to be for grilling hot dogs, but they are really there to scare off witches. Yes. Not very nice, when you think about it.
In Sweden we have Easter witches (påsk-kärringar) and they traditionally fly to Blåkulla on Easter Saturday. Why, and where that is, I have no idea.
Little girls dress up as witches and knock on doors, expecting to be paid or given sweets. (This way children get ‘Halloween’ twice.) They generally look cute, rather than scary or ugly. A bit like me.
We also have Easter decorations, and once you’re done with the millions of chickens and feathers and eggs, it’s witches. I have some nice ones that I grew up with, although they look rather the worse for wear.
And along with the hot dogs, we have fireworks. So that’s scared dogs and Guy Fawkes all at the same time.