Tuesday, March 29

easter shocker: wet pics!

hey guys! :) i just realised that it's been almost a week since i posted the last! well, the more days ago that was the more exciting stuff do i bring you! (woo, my grammar..)


well, gotta say that this easter was really cool.. as petra* wrote on her xanga already, we had a great good friday service at the building and then there was a sunrise service on sunday morning (which i missed 'cause i overslept - due to the daylight savings time change..) and a fellowship time at 10am as usual including a very good sermon.. soap, it was a real good spiritual weekend.. i was glad 'cause here in brno i get easily distracted from healthy spiritual life..



but, talking about slovak easter traditions! :] as maybe some of you know, on easter monday, early in the morning, guys come to the girls houses and (gently) whip them with whips made out of braided willow branches and pour water on them.. it is an old (i guess slavic?) tradition and it is supposed to bring health, prosperity and fertility to the girls..


as an expression of their thanks, girls give guys eggs and candy and the tie a ribbon on their whips.. guys can compete then who will get the most ribbons...

well, some of the girls got really soaked, even more than once.. laurel already wrote about her experience, but how'bout you, petra, or heidi?? ha? :))

6 comments:

petra said...

no Stanko, ta moja fotka nemohla byt este vacsia? otrasne...!

stano said...

petka, nemohla, lebo by sa nezmestila!!! (ja som ti hovoril, ze je to jedina tvoja fotka, ktoru dam na blog.. tak sa nesmies hnevat).. hm?

Petra* said...

no ja som vedela ze tam pojde ale nemysela som si ze bude takato huge :)

timmmdogg said...

Stano, I'm linking to this story on my site. I thought it would be very interesting for Americans.

stano said...

well, i thik it is very interesting for other cultures, indeed! i am curious what kind of feedback will we get on this.. and, please, feel free to link to my site whenever you feel like doing so! ;)

Catharine said...

I am researching about Slovak culture for a play. We are looking for cultural references that most or many slovaks would know and not really anyone outside Slovakia. For example, TV shows you grew up on or old pop groups from the 80s. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks!