Come celebrate Easter at Skansen - with modern traditions as well as historic ones.
Easter week is celebrated at Skansen in different ways. On Maundy Thursday children all over Sweden dress up as witches to deliver Easter letters and receive candy. On Skansen they can make their own brooms and pretend they're taking off for Blåkulla. In some of the houses the Easter feast is prepared and traditions explained and on the Bollnäs square there is an Easter market selling birch twigs with the traditional feather decorations, sweets and food.
Living Easter history
During Easter, you can visit some of our houses and farmsteads to see what Easter was like a hundred years ago or more. In Skånegården, you can experience how Easter was celebrated in the 1920s and what a Passover dinner table could look like then. In Oktorpsgården, Easter is celebrated like in the 1870s but be careful - the gun is in place to shoot off trolls and gnomes! In Väla School it is Maundy Thursday and teaching family has decorated their house.
Here you can find information about Easter at Skansen 2013