Påskeris is the Easter equivalent to a Christmas tree – a traditional Norwegian decoration.  Made of birch twigs and set into a vase, påskeris is normally put up on Palm Sunday.  The birch twigs are a substitute for palms branches, in remembrance of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, however, most of the religious significance of this decoration has been lost.  Ribbons and flowers originally dressed the birch, but nowadays you can find painted eggs, sewn chickens and wooden ornaments.  If Easter is late in the year then there is a good chance to have buds for added decoration. 

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