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Top Ten Wackiest Easter Traditions from Around the World
1. The Easter Witch
In Finland and parts of Sweden, children bring the Easter Witch to life, dressing up in old clothes, rags and shawls and carrying broomsticks or even copper kettles. They then head door-to-door, in true Halloween fashion, begging for treats. The merry bands of sorcerers take to the streets on either the Thursday or Saturday prior to Easter. In the days leading up to Easter, bonfires and fireworks are lit across the land to ward off the witches believed to be flying around between Good Thursday and Easter Sunday.