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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Swedish Lesson #5 - Easter Witches

9 comments:

Pretty Things said...

Easter witches!

Malin de Koning said...

Yes Lori!
:-)

Doreen said...

Aaaaah! Now I know the story! Thank you for all the wonderful information. So even though you have witches, you also have the Easter Bunny like we do. The children go from door to door like we do here in the USA on Halloween. It really makes me wonder about the beginnings of all these traditions and how they get changed from place to place.

I will never be able to pronounce those Swedish words. My dad's ancestors were from Norway and Sweden. He used to talk with the accent at times just for fun. I still can't do it!

alankarshilpa said...

Malin, I just love your blog. I became a follower!

I tried saying those words for the WITCHES ARE COMING. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I would have never known it otherwise.

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Jenni said...

Thankyou for the video, Easter witch! I'm pretty sure I will never be able to pronounce your words, but thanks for the instruction!
It is interesting to hear of traditions around the world. I like the fact the children give a little something as well as receive their lollies/eggs.
Jenni

stregata said...

Wishing you a happy Easter, Malin! Interesting how the 'customs' vary in each country. We don't have Easter witches in my country - but there is a tradition of lighting a bonfire on the night of Saturday before Easter sunday - I think this was traditionally to welcome the return of the sun. Our witches have their traditional gathering the night of April 30th - Walpurgis - where they fly to the Brocken - an old mountain - to have their celebration.

Barbara said...

I'm still trying to say rimfrost!

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you ladies. I am happy that you have been entertained by my lesson. I know it went a bit too far on the difficulty scale for the Swedish sentence. But it was so tempting. I couldn't hold back. Next lesson will be easier again. Promise.

@Stregata - isn't that interesting. The two things has just swapped their days in our countries. The bonfire is on the 30th of April of course. I gave the wrong info two times in the film ... I would otherwise have thought Germany and Sweden had rather similar traditions, but not in this case appearently.

Rebecca said...

I love it Malin! I'm going to have to watch this one quite a few times to get it all, but I will get there in the end! Love seeing the spellings too, so interesting x