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Swedish Easter

Like most holidays, Swedish Easter (påsk) is equal parts feast, family and friends– and a chocolate bar for everyone. We’ve got a smörgåsbord of sweet treats and tasty gifts for springtime. In true IKEA style, we’ve even got chicken meatballs for a savoury snack and a flat-pack chocolate bunny. 

Set the table for a special Easter celebration

Make Easter eating special with a table setting that matches the moment. From place mats and cutlery to decorations, find dinnerware and serveware to make this Easter a festive celebration in every sense.

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A family sitting at a dining table, gathered for an Easter meal. Salmon, eggs and crispy bread sandwiches are served.
Woman's hand holding a crispy bread sandwich, with other Easter foods served on the table.
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In the weeks before Easter, the greyness of winter is brightened by cheerful Easter decoration. Homes are decorated with feathered birch twigs and Easter ornaments, such as small chicks or decorated eggs. In this curated selection of dinnerware and table decoration you will find everything you need to create a warm and inviting atmosphere as you celebrate Easter with your friends and family.

A colourful Easter table decoration

Make your Swedish Easter celebration special. Our selection includes everything you need to create a festive and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. From traditional tableware and table linen to colourful Easter decoration and candles, set the table with beautiful spring flowers, napkins, and plates. Don't forget to impress your guests with delicious Easter treats, too.

How do Swedes celebrate Easter?

Swedes celebrate Easter with a buffet of herring, various salmon dishes, potatoes, crispbread, cheese, eggs and, of course, schnapps. It’s a slightly “lighter” smörgåsbord compared to the food during the Christmas season, but it’s complemented with different types of sweets such as marzipan eggs with chocolate-dipped ends.

Today, the tradition is very similar to Halloween. Children search attics and wardrobes for the perfect costume and paint their faces with big red lips and black freckles. They find a broom and a basket and then walk around the neighbourhood knocking on doors, wishing everyone a happy Easter. If they are lucky, the neighbours will give them some candy or money.