April 5, 2009

Virvon varvon tuoreeks terveeks tulevaks vuodeks. Vitsa sulle, palkka mulle.

I love traditions!By living in Finland for 3 years already (my anniversary was April 1st - no kidding!) I got to know a bunch of new traditions that I had never heard of before. One of my favorites are the Easter traditions in South of Finland. On Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, children are dressing up like witches and going from house to house telling their saying, while waving a feather decorated willow branch, giving this branch and receiving candy in return.The saying, you can read in the headline, basically means that they are wishing healthiness for next year and will give you a branch if you give them a reward. Instead of buying candy from the store, this year I baked a bunch of lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting.


KimV said...

Yum! Those look delicious!!!
Watch your mail ~ you have squares on the way!

The Scarlett House said...

That's very interesting and those cupcakes look so yummy.