Easter Party

01.04.2018

Today we had a meeting with more people than just Teresa and me to celebrate Easter. Unfortunately Maris was not able to attend. We cooked Mexican food with nachos and tomato-onion-jalapeno sauce. For dessert we had chocolate cake but also people could try mämmi (in the picture), traditional Finnish easter food. It may look a bit weird but it’s mainly made of rye flour and personally the one thing I wait the most about Easter.  None of the others liked it unfortunately.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle mämmi

Some Easter-words:

conejo de Pascua = pääsiäispupu = Easter bunny

el pollito = tipu = chick (baby chicken)

el huevo = muna = egg

huevo de chocolate = suklaamuna = chocolate egg

Obviously there are no special Spannish words for such a Finnish things like Mämmi or virpominen, which is a Finnish Easter tradition to go from door to door with decorated branches from catkin. These kids have dressed up to witches and bunnies and cats an such things and go around from door to door to say say this poem: (This poem does differ depending on the area of Finland and families but this is what I’ve learned)

“Virvon varvon tuoreeks terveeks, tulevaks vuodeks

vitsa sulle, palkka mulle”

(Loosely translated: virvon (the thing they are doing when going from door to door at Easter with those branches), varvon (the branch…?) to become fresh(/young) and healthy, to the coming year, the branch for you, payment for me.)

After this they give the decorated branch to the house and get candy (or money) as a payment.

We also played some Finnish board games again.

 

 

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