Easter grass for Easter sow is a European, or one from Poland originating custom . The grass , which sprouts light green after a while, is traditionally wheat , but barley or spelled are also suitable .
The growing grass stands for the coming spring , the new life at Easter is symbolized. Fresh green grass sprouts from the light to dark seeds. Green is traditionally the color of hope . In older Easter customs, tips of fresh grain seeds were scattered on the bed straw to protect against vermin, or the cows were given freshly plucked grass at Easter to encourage afterbirth.
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