Happy Easter Monday: special Easter Photo Contest for 30 SBD!
I have already told you something about Czech traditions observed on the Maundy (Green) Thursday last week but as a matter of fact, it is the Easter Monday that is the most popular and festive day of the Easter holiday in my homeland, the Czech Republic.
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If you think drinking green beer on the Green Thursday is weird, you have probably never heard of one of the most popular traditions we observe today, on the Easter Monday.
In the morning, Czech men and boys visit women and girls (be it their moms, wives, sisters, schoolmates, neighbors, friends…) and they whip them with willow branches and drench them with ice cold water to make sure the women will be fresh and healthy until the next Easter.
As a reward for this “service”, the women are supposed to give the men dyed hard-boiled eggs, sweets (to kids) or a shot of liquor (to adult men) and they would also tie a ribbon around their whip.
I know this Easter tradition might seem very unusual to foreigners but this habit has been a part of our culture for hundreds of years. But not just ours actually, the same tradition is practiced in several other countries such as Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
Talking about Easter traditions, I would love to hear about yours, my Steemit friends, so I decided to come up with another special contest. If you want to join, submit a photo of some Easter tradition observed in your country and add at least a 50-word description of the tradition.
You can start submitting your Easter photos in the comments below but please make sure to follow these rules:
1 - Submit only your own photo. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
2 - Only one photo per person.
3 - Add a description of the photo with at least 50 words.
4 - Upvote and resteem this post so that more people can participate in it.
The contest will be open for 7 days (until next Monday). Then, I will go through all of your submissions and choose 3 winners who will receive 15 SBD (first place), 10 SBD (second place) and 5 SBD (third place) from me as the prize.
I am looking forward to your entries.
Happy Easter Monday and good luck to all participants! :)
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