Opposites attract at Easter

Couple of things about Finnish Easter…

  1. Finns rarely like small decorative trinkets. At Easter, we have little chicks, roosters, bunnies and eggs all over the house.
  2. Finns do not particularly like yellow.  At Easter, we decorate everything with yellow.
  3. Finns rarely eat lamb. At Easter, we eat only lamb.
  4. Finns now that willow makes you allergic. At Easter, we decorate the house with willow twigs.
  5. Finns do not let their kids eat sweet things for breakfast. At Easter, children eat chocolate eggs in the morning.
  6. Finns don’t like cold porridge. Well, nobody likes it.  At Easter, we eat mämmi, cold sweet rye porridge with cream and sugar.

mämmi.pngFor a few days, Finland is suddenly something out of Alice in Wonderland.  There is a method in our madness.

Happy Easter!

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