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Virpominen: Easter Traditions in Finland - Saveur.com

Virpominen: Easter Traditions in Finland - Saveur.com | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Growing up in Finland, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. I remember spending the four-day weekend together with my family, playing outside in search of the first signs of spring, crafting Easter cards, and decorating eggs. But as a real sweet tooth, my favorite part of the festivities wasvirpominen, when all the children in the neighborhood dress up like trulli, or witches, and carry brightly-decorated willow branches door-to-door to wish "Happy Easter!" to their neighbors, receiving candies in return.

Most children recite a rhyme at the door: 

Virvon, varvon, tuoreeks terveeks, tulevaks vuodeks; vitsa sulle, palkka mulle!
I wave a twig, for a fresh and healthy year ahead; a twig for you, a reward for me! 


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A guide to Finnish customs and manners - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society

A guide to Finnish customs and manners - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Society | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Get to know the Finns with our abbreviated but thorough guide – a starter kit for keeping up with the Finnish culture.

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