Easter is an pagan holiday , goin waaay back .
In the olden days , this day was THE party day for witches!
People thought that on this day , all the Witches gathered up and went to Blokksberg, to meet with the Devil!
Blokksberg AKA Brocken is actually a REAL mountain in Germany, and is famous for its Witch sabbaths and gatherings!
If you did`nt remember to put a broom outside on this day, the witches would steal a cow or horse , as a tool of transportation. Even a human would do. So they could fly all the way to Blokksberg , to meet the Devil himself!
That`s right. They would STEAL your cattle if you did`nt provide them with a broom.
You could also protect your property from with placing out pieces of steel!
At your doors, in your bed , barns , EVERY WHERE!
In the southern parts of Norway, it was common to ring every church bell before the sunrise on Thursday morning . This would “kill” the witches magic and make them come down on the ground again. NO PARTY FOR THESE, WITCHES!
So remember to put out brooms, for your fellow Witches!
Our Neighbors in Sweden has a whole tradition of dressing up as Witches and go door to door asking for treats, same as we Norwegians do during Yulegoat.
Still , I wish we Norwegians could have adopted that tradition too!
I already have the outfit for it!
Happy Beaster to you all!