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Celebrate Easter at Skansen

Skansen is the best place to celebrate Easter. Here you can learn more about Easter traditions, visit the Easter market and make decorations for your Easter twigs.


These activities you can take part of at lots of places at Skansen, not just one. Please read the programme to see everything it has to offer.

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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 decorations, sweets and food.

Daily April 13–22

Easter traditions in the houses
In the 1870´s Good Friday was a day of silence and mourning. Learn more about that in the Oktorp Farmstead. In the Skånegården you can experience an Easter feast from the 1920’s. The Ironmonger’s family is preparing for an Easter Day dinner typical for the 1930’s. 10–16

Easter decorations
Create your own Easter letter and trimmings for the Easter twigs (30 SEK) at the Forestry Center. 10–16

Stories and tales (in Swedish)
Listen to stories and tales in the Back Mats Cottage 11–13 and 14–16

Pony riding
Children can go for a ride on the Skansen horses. Starts at the Bredablick tower. 12–15, SEK 50.

Meet the hens
at Skåne Farmstead, 12:30

April 18–22, 10–16

Easter market
Visit the Easter market where you can buy handicrafts, Easter specialities, Easter candy eggs and more.

Face painting
Become an Easter Witch, Easter Bunny or Chicken at the Forestry Center.

Single days

Easter Concert
in the Seglora church April 21 at 14

Folk music
is performed in the Älvros Farmstead April 20–22, 12–14

Make the broom for Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday all children dressed up as witches and magicians have free entrance. Outside the Forestry Center they can make a broom that will enable them to take off for Blåkulla. April 18, 10–16

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