There’s a Swedish saying, “Nu är det vår”, which means “spring is here”, and is said optimistically around the end of March. While spring officially spans March through to the end of May, it’s not uncommon for Scandinavians to enjoy one final week of winter skiing over Easter.
But towards the later part of April and into May, nature can literally be seen exploding all around. Trees and flowers are waking up, the melting snow in the mountains swells the rivers and lakes, and blossom makes for a pretty picture moment.
Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer Anita Krizzan, writer
Scandinavians also make the most of those long weekends. Easter is often
the time when many head to their summer cottages. Chocolate eggs are given on Easter morning – Pask in Sweden, Påske in Denmark and Norway – and Easter hags (children dressed up) knocking on your door, are a common sight. Branches are also decorated with eggs and feathers.
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