Adventures on Ærø
Easter Saturday is one of the most
important days of the year: it's time for boiling eggs on the
beach. If you arrive on Ærø on that special day, you should not be
surprised to find the towns empty of people - they are all on the
beaches. In Ærøskøbing the museums are closed - one of very few
closed days in the year - with a sign on the door saying: We are
Hundreds of people gather around on
the island in large or small crowds. And not only the locals are on
the beaches. Friends and relatives from the mainland flock to the
island year after year.
How old is this tradition? Well, it
certainly dates back to around the year 1900, when the oldest
children walked around to the farms on Easter Saturday, sang to the
residents and were rewarded with eggs which they took along to the
beach and boiled in sea water.