Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Dyngus Day

I'm in the search of some Dyngus Day postcards~The Monday after Easter is Known as Dingus Day (Wet Monday) is a tradition in  Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic communities where  early in the morning boys awake girls by pouring a bucket of water on their head and striking them about the legs with long thin twigs or switches made from willow, birch or decorated tree branches. The custom of pouring water was an ancient spring rite of cleansing, purification, and fertility. Now a days young people are known for hiding and pouring water on unsuspected passers-by.

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