"the Passover was not intended as a joyful weekend – and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate it as a single long good Friday."
"Easter is for many just as with candy, eggs and långledigt. But it has not always been. The nordic museum reminds us that the passover in several hundred years was a time for silence, stillness and contemplation. It would remind people of the christian Sweden about the suffering of Jesus on the cross."
"in the Year 2019, there is a good and a bad news in påskfrågan. The good thing is that there are plenty of reasons to celebrate an old-fashioned easter. The bad thing is that the old-fashioned in this context means joyless."
"Förträng the following if you want to celebrate a happy easter:"
"Eat the eggs, paint the eggs and try not to think about all of the millions of hens in the Swedish egg industry annually gassing when they are replaced with new hens. And think not at all tuppkycklingar killed instantly when they hatched because they serve no purpose in the egg industry."
"Run down the fist in the generously sized easter egg and try not to think of the orangutans who are dying for you to nibble on your favoritgodis. There are three species of orangutan, and all are critically endangered. They live in rainforest areas on the asian islands of Sumatra and Borneo that are being converted for the benefit of the plantations where the extracted palm oil. Palm oil is used in many Swedish godissorter."
"What cosy with a bright and warm easter bonfire! But depending on what is thrown on the fire can be directly harmful to health. Not to mention all the little hedgehogs that may crept in during the rishögarna in search of a safe place to sleep."
"there is No easter without påskpynt? No påskpynt without påskfjädrar? In Sweden, the greater part of the springs in the trade from turkeys in the united states, but shipped here via China, where they received color and steel wire. But don't think of it."
"To spend time with family and friends can be more or less harmful for the individual. But it is the journey there that really wears on earth. You take the car or the plane, you should perhaps not think that global warming and climate change due in large part to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases caused by man. In the last year became the world's carbon emissions higher than ever before."
"When everything is difficult, it is an amazingly lucky that we have the herring, eh? Absolutely. Just think not of all the swedes who, without knowing it, may have eaten baltic herring with high concentrations of dioxin. According to a review in the magazine Nature in Sweden came about was the seventh herring, we stopped in the us in 2017 from the Baltic sea."
"Sources: Swedish board of Agriculture, the world wildlife fund (WWF), Swedish society for nature conservation, the Global Carbon Project, the environmental protection agency, Metro, the Nfa"
"The christian passover is celebrated in memory of Jesus suffering, death and resurrection. The week before easter starts with palm Sunday (Jesus entering Jerusalem). Then follows the maundy Thursday (the sacrament of institution), good Friday (Jesus's suffering and death), easter Sunday (Christ's resurrection) and easter Monday (the first meetings with the resurrected)."