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spring traditions: easter: Sofinden

     This holiday is celebrated on the Monday after Tomas Sunday. It is celebrated for a protection against drought. The women do not wash clothes or if they wash they do not dry the clothes. The men do not dig nor sough in order food not to get dry. Those restrictions are kept for the people and the cattle to be healthy. They do not eat eggs to prevent themselves from getting boils. To prevent themselves from pimples and wounds everybody washes their faces and hands on Sofinden with water that has a red egg in it. Milk should not be boiled, because otherwise the cattle will not have any milk and will have lots of wounds. The cattle should not be harnessed; no one should go to the fields because the cattle may become lame.