7 Strange Easter Traditions ...

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For many of us Easter is a time of cute bunnies and chicks and a ton of chocolate and candy and for others it’s a festival of incredibly important religious significance that actually starts 40 days before Good Friday on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

It’s not surprising that many people give up chocolate for Lent knowing they are going to gorge themselves sick over the Easter weekend.

Abstinence followed by abundance is a well known secular practice but here are 7 strange Easter traditions from around the world.

1. Thou Shalt Not Knead the Dough

As if men needed any more excuses to stay out of the kitchen, in Poland men do not take part in baking the Easter bread because his moustache will turn grey and the dough will fail to rise.

2. Let Them Eat Egg

Well, here’s one different way of using eggs in a not so very strange Easter tradition.

Easter omelettes are a big way of celebrating the occasion right across France but they do it just a bit differently in Haux in the Nantes province.

Every Easter Monday the townspeople of take their eggs to a huge pan in the main square and make a huge omelette.

More than 4,500 eggs are used to create a dish that feeds 1,000 people.

3. Domestic Violence is Good for You

Do you want to know how to maintain your health and beauty throughout the next year?

Well if you live in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and some parts of Hungary it’s easy.

On Easter Monday you just wait your turn for the men to throw water at you and spank you with a handmade whip of willow decorated with ribbons.

“Pomlazka” is also meant to get rid of the ugly and bad things of winter.

Many countries with an Orthodox population celebrate this in some form or another but in most cases it is just the water throwing.

It is known in variable connotations of Dyngus Day.

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