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As if ABBA wasn’t terrific enough, the Swedes lay claim to the coolest Easter tradition of all: Påskris, better known as Easter feather trees.

The custom goes back hundreds of years and involves tying colorful feathers to the ends of birch twigs as a way to encourage the branches to sprout green leaves.

When you consider a country like Sweden, where the winter is long and days are short, you can’t blame people for getting anxious with their attempts to hurry Spring.

The vases pictured is made from an old detergent bottles.

The Sweds add their own creation of the ornaments for påskris (not the feathers, you buy them) but painted eggs, paper roosters, pipe cleaner figures, crochet catkins, yarn ball chickens and all of that!