Hahaha this is so accurate tho.
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.
Malmö i april.
my city, i’m so proud.
there’s a wave of fascism sweeping over europe with neo-nazis taking advantage of the lack of proper integration of immigrants, and it’s terrifying. it erases years of progress for women, for immigrants and for the lbgtq+-community, and we sure as hell don’t have time for that.
the pictures are from today’s feminist, anti-fascist demonstration in malmö, sweden. it was one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of the city, and i have a feeling there will be more of them once the fascist political party starts campaigning for this year’s election.
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That girl on the right is quite perfect.