Tuesday, 27 March 2018

News: Folkloric Customs for Easter and Springtime

Here is a round-up of news stories about traditional ways of celebrating Easter and the arrival of spring, as well as some signs of spring's arrival in nature:

"Easter witches make the rounds as part of age-old Finnish custom" - story at YLE News: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/easter_witches_make_the_rounds_as_part_of_age-old_finnish_custom/10132637

"Polish community celebrates tradition that banishes winter and welcomes spring" - story about a folkloric custom of burning the winter witch, at South Wales Argus: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/16114400.Community_celebrates_tradition_that_banishes_winter/

"Folklore rituals of Nowruz Eve in Gilan Province of Iran" - story at Mehr News Agency (English Version): https://en.mehrnews.com/news/132936/Folklore-rituals-of-Nowruz-Eve-in-Iran-s-Gilan-province

"GRANDMA SAYS: The three spring snows before winter goes" - story at The Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/weather/grandma-says/1556258-grandma-says-the-three-spring-snows

"Signs of spring starting to arrive" - story at the Daily Echo: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16115620.Signs_of_spring_starting_to_arrive/

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