Slovakian Easter: Drench And Spank Women, Give Men Presents

By Karen Harris
A water bath is part of the odd Eastern European Easter celebration. (ibtimes.com)

If you think about it, the secular parts of our Easter celebration are pretty weird: There's a rabbit who brings eggs, cake shaped like a lamb, and way too much sugar hidden around the yard. It probably looks just as weird to those in Eastern Europe as their traditions look to us. In these countries—such as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and parts of the Czech Republic—"Slovakian Easter" is celebrated with vodka, spanking, drenching, and a healthy dose of misogyny.