Celebrating Easter in Sweden with Påskris
For a look at how Easter is celebrated in Sweden and across Northern Europe, browse the #påskris hashtag.
In the spring, florists, markets and city centers in Sweden display twigs and trees sprouting some unexpected blooms: feathers.
Påskris, or “Easter twigs,” refer to birch twigs that have been decorated after being cut and tied together. These Easter trees, especially when displayed in the home, are adorned with colorful feathers, eggs and more.
Beginning in the 17th century, Christian Swedes used påskris—without the feathers—to strike one another as a reminder of Jesus’s suffering. During the 18th century, however, påskris transformed into a more vibrant (and less painful) tradition and have spread to other Nordic countries.
Påskris are placed in water-filled vases and provide bursts of color that Sweden’s spring cannot supply due to its harsh and lengthy winters. If one is lucky enough to find twigs with some early blooms, however, the leaves grow and provide natural color to the påskris, bringing the new life of spring into the home. The more courageous locals will also bring these bursts of color outside the home by adorning the trees that line streets and city centers with colorful feathers and decorations to celebrate Easter and welcome the spring.
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPhelpinghand
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
The goal this weekend is to go out, make positive change in your community and document it through photos and videos on Instagram. Some tips to get you started:
- Getting involved can be as big or as small as you make it. To go big, search out volunteer opportunities such as community gardens, food banks or other local initiatives. For something at a smaller scale, do something nice or helpful for a family member, friend or acquaintance.
- People come together around stories. If you’re helping a specific person, consider taking a portrait of them and sharing their story in the caption. If you’re working with an organization, explain what led you to them and why you were inspired to help.
- If you’re taking photos or videos at an event, seek out the few moments that best tell the story.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPhelpinghand hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
Flash back on 2012.
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"Proyek Penanggulangan Banjir Sistem Karang Mumus"