Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday Witchery

On the Sunday before Easter, there is a tradition here in Finland. Children dress up as witches and knock on doors to sing a song: 'Virvon, varvon, tuoreeks terveeks, tulevaks vuodeks; vitsa sulle, palkka mulle'.  It means they have a twig they'll wave to wish you health - in exchange for payment. They wave these twigs (decorated with with feathers and stuff) and give them to adults in exchange for sweets.  Jaava is waiting for them to visit.
She wants a new twig to swipe to pieces.

6 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

...and it better be a twig with feathers on!

Eastside Cats said...

How nice that the children make wand toys for the pussycats!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Yeah, it sounds to me like this tradition is all about making cat toys.

Blind Sniper said...

That's why they use pussy willows.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like a great cat toy! Have a great day, sweet furriends.
XOXO

When the cat is away said...

So your House Witch doesn't scare those poor kids away? And no, we don't want to specify who we mean, even though we've somebody in mind - but we may reveal that she's not feline.... which leaves us with two female members of your household, hehe.