Not only that we take a look at some of the many traditions and foods that Germany and Sweden practice and eat at Easter, from the Easter Bread, Gravlax, Jansson’s temptation and others. All the recipes in this book are simple to follow with outstanding results you and the family will love to eat this Easter.
Included within each chapter is information on such things as why we eat lamb and how the idea of eating lamb for Easter came into being.
Why we have the German’s to thank for some of today’s popular traditions.
Did you know that the Easter bunny came from the Germans?
What other traditions do the Germans have today and are any of them from days gone by?
1. Easter is a time to burn the Christmas trees in Germany!
2. A tradition started in Germany was the boiling and painting of eggs which were then used to decorate bushes and trees to represent the “Easter Tree.” The boiled and painted eggs represented new life, sunlight and growth for the oncoming spring.
Want to know the connection between birch, witches and Sweden?
- The whole Easter affair in Sweden starts on Thursday when witches flew off to Mount Blåkulla or Blue Mountain to meet with the devil.
- People painted crosses on their doors to ward off these evil spirits that were supposed to be around and also hid broomsticks.
Read the book to find out why they hid broomsticks in Sweden and more!
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