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Easy muffins, super soft and sweet!

Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations! Many of us think this is something that came recently from America, and it is not completely wrong. Halloween as we know it with pumpkins and costumes is very similar to the American version. However, many countries in Europe had their own celebrations that usually have their roots in history and in some cases in mythology or folklore.

Finland, for instance has Kekri which is a traditional Finnish harvest festival which is celebrated during All Saint’s Day. Kekri marks the end of the harvest season and in the past, families remembered their ancestors and invited the deceased relatives in their homes. Just like in many other traditions, Kekri, as well as Halloween (originally known as All Hollows’ Eve), has a very spiritual and solemn meaning. Very different from what we see these days, right?