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PostSubject: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:06 am

Things done for Easter in other countries;

In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, a tradition of spanking or whipping is carried out on Easter Monday. In the morning, men spank women with a special handmade whip called a pomlázka (in Czech) or korbáč (in Slovak), or, in eastern Moravia and Slovakia, throw cold water on them. The pomlázka/korbáč consists of eight, twelve or even twenty-four withies (willow rods), is usually from half a meter to two meters long and decorated with coloured ribbons at the end. The spanking is not painful or intended to cause suffering. A legend says that women should be spanked with a whip in order to keep their health and beauty during the whole next year.[2]

An additional purpose can be for men to exhibit their attraction to women; unvisited women can even feel offended. Traditionally, the spanked woman gives a coloured egg and sometimes a small amount of money to the man as a sign of her thanks. In some regions, the women can get revenge in the afternoon or the following day when they can pour a bucket of cold water on any man. The habit slightly varies across Slovakia and the Czech Republic. A similar tradition existed in Poland (where it is called Dyngus Day), but it is now little more than an all-day water fight.
Osterbrunnen in Heiligenstadt, Germany

In Germany, decorated eggs are hung on branches of bushes and trees to make them Easter egg trees. Eggs also used to dress wells for Easter, the Osterbrunnen, most prominently in the Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland).[3]

In Croatia and Slovenia, a basket of food is prepared and covered with a handmade cloth, and brought to the church to be blessed. A typical Easter basket includes bread, colored eggs, ham, horseradish, and a type of nut cake called "potica".[4]

The butter lamb (Baranek wielkanocny) is a traditional addition to the Easter Meal for many Polish Catholics. Butter is shaped into a lamb either by hand or in a lamb-shaped mould.

In Hungary, Transylvania, Southern Slovakia, Kárpátalja, Northern Serbia - Vojvodina and other territories with Hungarian-speaking communities, the day following Easter is called Locsoló Hétfő, "Watering Monday". Water, perfume or perfumed water is often sprinkled in exchange for an Easter egg.

In Bulgaria the Easter eggs are decorated on Thursday before Easter or at Saturday before Easter. Widespread tradition is to fight with eggs by pair and one's egg become last surviving is called borak (Bulgarian: борак, fighter). The tradition[clarification needed] is on the Easter table except the decorated eggs[clarification needed] to present roasted lamb, lettuce with cucumbers salad (called Easter salad at some places) and kozunak.

However you celebrate, peace to all.
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:30 am

Hey, I like the spanking the women idea!
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:44 am

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Traditions have to start somewhere.... i think women with whips should be added to that Giggle
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:40 am

As with virtually every other holiday, my Southern family uses this as an excuse to get together and eat. Giggle

...and the kiddies hunt eggs, of course.

Being a Christian, it means something much deeper than the above to me, but God's okay with me loving my family as well. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:09 am



Hope everybody has blessed Easter! Love y'all! group hug
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:53 am

Happy Easter eggs Joy!
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:56 am

Happy Easter to all and

Whatever your beliefs, i hope you have a wonderful day group hug
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PostSubject: Re: EASTER SUNDAY   Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:08 pm

I hope everyone has had a great day! yay
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