Scandinavian Easter Witches

I had no idea that Scandinavia has a tradition of Easter witches… apparently – like Halloween – Easter is time when bad witches are thought to consort with the devil.

Somehow – from that – has sprung a tradition of young girls dressing as witches (in mainly quite pretty ‘peasant’ clothes) and people often send greetings cards with witches in the picture.

Here are a few:

 

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