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Video: Easter bonfires burn bright on Holy Saturday

According to Finnish tradition, Holy Saturday is a night of mischief and mayhem caused by trolls and witches. Bonfires are the traditional way to hold them at bay.

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Among other locations, Easter bonfires were burned on Saturday at Helsinki’s Seurasaari outdoor museum, offering a holiday diversion for families. The tradition is rooted in the Ostrobothnia region of Western Finland.

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