In Sweden, Easter is the holiday when children dress up as witches and go from house to house begging for candy. Last year I didn’t notice, but this year we live in a neighborhood with lots of kids, and I also happened to be downtown on the last day of school before the Easter break, so I saw lots of kids who looked like this:

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Sweden’s very secular, but Easter is a big deal as a candy-eating and family holiday. Kids have a week off from school, even though Winter Sports Break was just a couple weeks ago, and it’s the biggest domestic travel period of the year. Perhaps the latter is because the weather is better at Easter than at Christmas, but that may not be the case this year. They’re predicting snowstoms this weekend.