So today I was supposed to be researching beautiful Czech traditions for Easter, my grandfather was czech so I was looking forward to this! I did find a few, but Easter Monday traditions in Czech Republic did not sit well with me! all I could think about while trying to write about beautiful eggs was this archaic tradition.
So let me get this off my chest.. If you haven't heard about this read on, because it is something people should know about!
There is an ancient ritual where women are hit on the rearends with whips made of willow and doused with water all to encourage fertility. While some continue to take this tradition lightly (which I personally will never get how hitting women and disrespecting them is at all fun) I thought maybe some of today's men might take this to a different level. A simple google search turned this video up and I'm in shock. Disgusted. How is this legal? Maybe tomorrow I can focus on the beautiful czech traditions, but for now this Easter Monday one is just stuck in my brain as being so wrong. Your thoughts my friends?
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