Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Virvon Varvon!

No, there's no swearing in the title! On the contrary, it's all good! Just that I still have no clear clue about what this "spell" actually means! Basically, it is a Finnish Easter tradition, where on Palm Sunday kids go trick-or-treating (girls usually dressed like witches, boys.. I've seen lots of Zoro's this year), caring limbs of willow, decorated with colourful feathers and saying/wishing:
“Virvon varvon, tuoreeks terveeks, tulevar vuueks, vitsa sulle, palkka mulle.”
I can't really rely on Google Translate, as the result given is "Virvon varvon, tuoreeks terveeks, tulevar vuoeks, rod for you, pay me.", but hubby said it's a wish for health and spring revival and all that jazz! As thank you, people give candy to children, and they give back a decorated branch. Pretty!

 


12 comments:

  1. Heehee..."rod for you, pay me"...
    We celebrate Palm Sunday, but unfortunately, do not do this, which sounds pretty cool!

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  2. I like to learn about traditions in other countries - this is an interesting one.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Wow, so nice to learn about traditions around the world.

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  4. bonsoir
    tes photos sont très belles
    ces plumes ces couleurs
    j'adore

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  5. •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰
    Coucou Michaela
    Je te remercie pour ces photos colorées !
    C'est une jolie fête !!!!

    bonne continuation et je t'envoie de
    GROS BISOUS d'Asie !!!
    •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰

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  6. Hi Michaela, thanks for sharing your interesting posting. Very nice pictures.

    Happy Easter and have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Hahaha...yes, I can't talk to my family now coz I'm so famous!!!!

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  8. •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰
    Bonjour Chère Michaela
    Je te fais un coucou amical !

    je t'envoie plein de bises d'Asie
    et je te souhaite un bon week-end de Pâques !!!
    •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰

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  9. Beautiful, colourful pics! very Easter colour;) Happy Easter!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy Easter! Love the color and depth of field in your photographs.xo

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