Easter witches (trulli), 1960’s

Picture:  Koljonen Vilho, Ethnographic Picture Collection, Finnish Heritage Agency

Quaratine candy bush, 2020

Quarantine candy bush

Usually on Palm Sunday, Finnish children walk from house to house dressed in Easter costumes, give decorated branches and collect sweets. This is like traditional Finnish trick-or-treating, one of the most popular festivals for children. On 5th of April 5, 2020, all of this was, of course, banned. But in some areas, imaginative alternative ways appeared.

It says on the piece of paper: “The quarantine candy bush is for you. Take a candy for you and be happy! Happy Easter! 🙂 ”

Daria Agapova