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  • William C. Wormuth
    I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.  Most of the articles mention only Monday, when the boys whip the girls and throw water over
    Message 1 of 11 , Apr 2, 2013
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      I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.  Most of
      the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
      throw water over them.  There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
      the girls take revenge.  Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
      if the girls hate it and are hurt.

      I have been in Slovakia,
      (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
      to experience the traditions.  Young people are so very happy and at
      times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
      and hide in the bedroom.  When found by the boys and she jumps on the
      bed the
      splash  the girl and bed, down through the mattress.

      Adults
      visit relatives and close friends.  The men carry a small imitation of
      an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it  Upon
      entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.  In turn
      the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.  During my second vist, (for
      Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.  The day is "so much fun" for everyone.

      Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.

      S Panem Bohem,

      Vilo

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    • Ron
      Vilo, Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least
      Message 2 of 11 , Apr 2, 2013
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        Vilo,

        Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.

        But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:
        https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg

        Am I reading this right?

        Ron

        --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
        >
        > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.� Most of
        > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
        > throw water over them.� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
        > the girls take revenge.� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
        > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
        >
        > I have been in Slovakia,
        > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
        > to experience the traditions.� Young people are so very happy and at
        > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
        > and hide in the bedroom.� When found by the boys and she jumps on the
        > bed the
        > splash� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
        >
        > Adults
        > visit relatives and close friends.� The men carry a small imitation of
        > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it� Upon
        > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.� In turn
        > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.� During my second vist, (for
        > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
        >
        > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
        >
        > S Panem Bohem,
        >
        > Vilo
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
      • LongJohn Wayne
        D akujem, Vilo! ... From: William C. Wormuth Subject: [Slovak-World] Slovak Easter Monday celebrations To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
        Message 3 of 11 , Apr 2, 2013
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          D'akujem, Vilo!

          --- On Tue, 4/2/13, William C. Wormuth <senzus@...> wrote:

          From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
          Subject: [Slovak-World] Slovak Easter Monday celebrations
          To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:31 PM
















           









          I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.  Most of

          the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and

          throw water over them.  There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when

          the girls take revenge.  Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as

          if the girls hate it and are hurt.



          I have been in Slovakia,

          (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy

          to experience the traditions.  Young people are so very happy and at

          times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys

          and hide in the bedroom.  When found by the boys and she jumps on the

          bed the

          splash  the girl and bed, down through the mattress.



          Adults

          visit relatives and close friends.  The men carry a small imitation of

          an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it  Upon

          entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.  In turn

          the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.  During my second vist, (for

          Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.  The day is "so much fun" for everyone.



          Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.



          S Panem Bohem,



          Vilo



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        • Helen Fedor
          Yes, you re reading it right Ron. Oops, it seems to have somehow frozen. H To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com From: amiak27@yahoo.com Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
          Message 4 of 11 , Apr 2, 2013
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            Yes, you're reading it right Ron. "Oops, it seems to have somehow frozen."
            H

            To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
            From: amiak27@...
            Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 00:15:22 +0000
            Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations


























            Vilo,



            Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.



            But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:

            https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg



            Am I reading this right?



            Ron



            --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:

            >

            > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.��� Most of

            > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and

            > throw water over them.��� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when

            > the girls take revenge.��� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as

            > if the girls hate it and are hurt.

            >

            > I have been in Slovakia,

            > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy

            > to experience the traditions.��� Young people are so very happy and at

            > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys

            > and hide in the bedroom.��� When found by the boys and she jumps on the

            > bed the

            > splash��� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.

            >

            > Adults

            > visit relatives and close friends.��� The men carry a small imitation of

            > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it��� Upon

            > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.��� In turn

            > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.��� During my second vist, (for

            > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.��� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.

            >

            > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.

            >

            > S Panem Bohem,

            >

            > Vilo

            >

            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

            >


















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          • William C. Wormuth
            Ron. The Whip is called Korbac~ [Kohrr-bach].  I once watched an older friend weave a very intricate korbac~.    Monday, get the Girls and Tuesday get
            Message 5 of 11 , Apr 3, 2013
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              Ron.

              The Whip is called Korbac~ [Kohrr-bach].  I once watched an older friend weave a very intricate korbac~.    Monday, "get the Girls" and Tuesday "get the Boys".

              What is the meaning of this statement?  ".....  in the Slovak colony formed in the
              Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II."    

              Vilo



              ________________________________
              From: Ron <amiak27@...>
              To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:15 PM
              Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations


               
              Vilo,

              Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.

              But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:
              https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg

              Am I reading this right?

              Ron

              --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
              >
              > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.� Most of
              > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
              > throw water over them.� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
              > the girls take revenge.� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
              > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
              >
              > I have been in Slovakia,
              > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
              > to experience the traditions.� Young people are so very happy and at
              > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
              > and hide in the bedroom.� When found by the boys and she jumps on the
              > bed the
              > splash� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
              >
              > Adults
              > visit relatives and close friends.� The men carry a small imitation of
              > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it� Upon
              > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.� In turn
              > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.� During my second vist, (for
              > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
              >
              > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
              >
              > S Panem Bohem,
              >
              > Vilo
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >




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            • Ron
              Vilo, After the Sudetenland was emptied of the ethnic Germans the land was opened up to internal colonization within CzechoSlovakia. I had an uncle and an aunt
              Message 6 of 11 , Apr 3, 2013
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                Vilo,

                After the Sudetenland was emptied of the ethnic Germans the land was opened up to internal colonization within CzechoSlovakia. I had an uncle and an aunt who each brought their families from eastern Slovakia to the former Sudetenland, in this case the Spa area (Marianske Lazne, Fratiskovy Lazne and Karlovy Vary)today in the NW corner of the Czech Republic, right on the German border.

                There were so many Slovaks and Rusyn resettled in the area that they brought their culture and traditions with them and effectively formed colonies or islands of Slovak & Rusyn culture. Thus the Easter traditions are quite healthy there as well as in Slovakia.

                Today they are pretty well assimilated into the Czech culture, r identify as Czech, even if they carry on the Slovak traditions. As most of our ancestors became American.

                I don't know how closely related it is, but Ivan Popp settled in Cheb, next to Frantiskovy Lazne, just one of the better known people.

                Ron

                --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
                >
                > Ron.
                >
                > The Whip is called Korbac~ [Kohrr-bach].  I once watched an older friend weave a very intricate korbac~.    Monday, "get the Girls" and Tuesday "get the Boys".
                >
                > What is the meaning of this statement?  ".....  in the Slovak colony formed in the
                > Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II."    
                >
                > Vilo
                >
                >
                >
                > ________________________________
                > From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                > Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:15 PM
                > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations
                >
                >
                >  
                > Vilo,
                >
                > Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.
                >
                > But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:
                > https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg
                >
                > Am I reading this right?
                >
                > Ron
                >
                > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@> wrote:
                > >
                > > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.� Most of
                > > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
                > > throw water over them.� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
                > > the girls take revenge.� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
                > > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
                > >
                > > I have been in Slovakia,
                > > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
                > > to experience the traditions.� Young people are so very happy and at
                > > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
                > > and hide in the bedroom.� When found by the boys and she jumps on the
                > > bed the
                > > splash� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
                > >
                > > Adults
                > > visit relatives and close friends.� The men carry a small imitation of
                > > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it� Upon
                > > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.� In turn
                > > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.� During my second vist, (for
                > > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
                > >
                > > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
                > >
                > > S Panem Bohem,
                > >
                > > Vilo
                > >
                > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                > >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
              • William C. Wormuth
                Ron, Oh! o k, I do know about this but didn t know if this was your reference.  I have Never heard anyone reference this on line.  It was the forced movement
                Message 7 of 11 , Apr 3, 2013
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                  Ron,

                  Oh! o'k, I do know about this but didn't know if this was your reference.  I have Never heard anyone reference this on line.  It was the forced movement by the communists., to assure the Sudeinten Germans would not try to return.  As I remember, they were forbidden to speak Slovak.

                  Z Bohom,

                  Vilo




                  ________________________________
                  From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:21 PM
                  Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations


                   
                  Vilo,

                  After the Sudetenland was emptied of the ethnic Germans the land was opened up to internal colonization within CzechoSlovakia. I had an uncle and an aunt who each brought their families from eastern Slovakia to the former Sudetenland, in this case the Spa area (Marianske Lazne, Fratiskovy Lazne and Karlovy Vary)today in the NW corner of the Czech Republic, right on the German border.

                  There were so many Slovaks and Rusyn resettled in the area that they brought their culture and traditions with them and effectively formed colonies or islands of Slovak & Rusyn culture. Thus the Easter traditions are quite healthy there as well as in Slovakia.

                  Today they are pretty well assimilated into the Czech culture, r identify as Czech, even if they carry on the Slovak traditions. As most of our ancestors became American.

                  I don't know how closely related it is, but Ivan Popp settled in Cheb, next to Frantiskovy Lazne, just one of the better known people.

                  Ron

                  --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Ron.
                  >
                  > The Whip is called Korbac~ [Kohrr-bach].  I once watched an older friend weave a very intricate korbac~.    Monday, "get the Girls" and Tuesday "get the Boys".
                  >
                  > What is the meaning of this statement?  ".....  in the Slovak colony formed in the
                  > Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II."    
                  >
                  > Vilo
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                  > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:15 PM
                  > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations
                  >
                  >
                  >  
                  > Vilo,
                  >
                  > Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.
                  >
                  > But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:
                  > https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg
                  >
                  > Am I reading this right?
                  >
                  > Ron
                  >
                  > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.� Most of
                  > > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
                  > > throw water over them.� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
                  > > the girls take revenge.� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
                  > > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
                  > >
                  > > I have been in Slovakia,
                  > > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
                  > > to experience the traditions.� Young people are so very happy and at
                  > > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
                  > > and hide in the bedroom.� When found by the boys and she jumps on the
                  > > bed the
                  > > splash� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
                  > >
                  > > Adults
                  > > visit relatives and close friends.� The men carry a small imitation of
                  > > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it� Upon
                  > > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.� In turn
                  > > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.� During my second vist, (for
                  > > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
                  > >
                  > > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
                  > >
                  > > S Panem Bohem,
                  > >
                  > > Vilo
                  > >
                  > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >




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                • Ron
                  Well, no. This was before communism (Feb 1948 is when they took over). I believe my aunt and uncle moved over, voluntarily, in 1946. It only makes sense to
                  Message 8 of 11 , Apr 4, 2013
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                    Well, no. This was before communism (Feb 1948 is when they took over). I believe my aunt and uncle moved over, voluntarily, in 1946.

                    It only makes sense to allow people to move in quickly to keep buildings and infrastructure and farms and animals from suffering. Think of the croplands, the farm houses, cities and the farm animals that were left uncared for when the Germans were kicked out.

                    It would be interesting reading a more complete story of how Czechoslovakia approached this problem under the different governments and years.

                    Ron

                    --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Ron,
                    >
                    > Oh! o'k, I do know about this but didn't know if this was your reference.  I have Never heard anyone reference this on line.  It was the forced movement by the communists., to assure the Sudeinten Germans would not try to return.  As I remember, they were forbidden to speak Slovak.
                    >
                    > Z Bohom,
                    >
                    > Vilo
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: Ron <amiak27@...>
                    > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                    > Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:21 PM
                    > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations
                    >
                    >
                    >  
                    > Vilo,
                    >
                    > After the Sudetenland was emptied of the ethnic Germans the land was opened up to internal colonization within CzechoSlovakia. I had an uncle and an aunt who each brought their families from eastern Slovakia to the former Sudetenland, in this case the Spa area (Marianske Lazne, Fratiskovy Lazne and Karlovy Vary)today in the NW corner of the Czech Republic, right on the German border.
                    >
                    > There were so many Slovaks and Rusyn resettled in the area that they brought their culture and traditions with them and effectively formed colonies or islands of Slovak & Rusyn culture. Thus the Easter traditions are quite healthy there as well as in Slovakia.
                    >
                    > Today they are pretty well assimilated into the Czech culture, r identify as Czech, even if they carry on the Slovak traditions. As most of our ancestors became American.
                    >
                    > I don't know how closely related it is, but Ivan Popp settled in Cheb, next to Frantiskovy Lazne, just one of the better known people.
                    >
                    > Ron
                    >
                    > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Ron.
                    > >
                    > > The Whip is called Korbac~ [Kohrr-bach].  I once watched an older friend weave a very intricate korbac~.    Monday, "get the Girls" and Tuesday "get the Boys".
                    > >
                    > > What is the meaning of this statement?  ".....  in the Slovak colony formed in the
                    > > Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II."    
                    > >
                    > > Vilo
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > ________________________________
                    > > From: Ron <amiak27@>
                    > > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                    > > Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:15 PM
                    > > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >  
                    > > Vilo,
                    > >
                    > > Since one of my Slovak cousins posted this at Easter time, I assume it is a turn around on the men using whips and the women tossing water .... at least that is the order I saw in the Slovak colony formed in the Czech Republic by Slovaks moving over from Slovakia after WW II. The women tossed the water, them men & boys used a woven willow whip with ribbon to ritually whip the ladies.
                    > >
                    > > But then, this should be the cartoon the one cousin from Slovakia posted, showing the water had frozen:
                    > > https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/303343_499996116728213_314147906_n.jpg
                    > >
                    > > Am I reading this right?
                    > >
                    > > Ron
                    > >
                    > > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@> wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.� Most of
                    > > > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
                    > > > throw water over them.� There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
                    > > > the girls take revenge.� Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
                    > > > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
                    > > >
                    > > > I have been in Slovakia,
                    > > > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
                    > > > to experience the traditions.� Young people are so very happy and at
                    > > > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
                    > > > and hide in the bedroom.� When found by the boys and she jumps on the
                    > > > bed the
                    > > > splash� the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
                    > > >
                    > > > Adults
                    > > > visit relatives and close friends.� The men carry a small imitation of
                    > > > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it� Upon
                    > > > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.� In turn
                    > > > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.� During my second vist, (for
                    > > > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.� The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
                    > > >
                    > > > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
                    > > >
                    > > > S Panem Bohem,
                    > > >
                    > > > Vilo
                    > > >
                    > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    > > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    > >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >
                  • Greg
                    Vilo: Slovakia actually issued an Easter Monday whipping stamp. I ll see if I can find one on the net or do a scan of one if I can t. Talk about politically
                    Message 9 of 11 , Apr 4, 2013
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                      Vilo:

                      Slovakia actually issued an Easter Monday whipping stamp.

                      I'll see if I can find one on the net or do a scan of one if I can't.

                      Talk about politically incorrect.

                      The latest Slovak Easter stamp is interesting as it is a scented stamp that smells of tulips.

                      THE SLOVAK Post (Slovenská pošta) issued on March 1 the "Easter 2013: Folk Themes in the Work of ¼udovít Fulla" postage stamp, with a nominal value of €0.45.

                      "The postage stamp is issued on print sheets with 50 stamps, and this year, they contain a tulip fragrance," spokesperson of the Slovak Post Stanislava Pondelová informed the TASR newswire.

                      The main motif of the stamp is an Easter egg decorated with folk patterns. The stamp's ornamental design references the work of ¼udovít Fulla, a key figure in modern, 20th Century Slovak painting, whose work was inspired by folk iconography.

                      The First-Day Cover (FDC), designed by Robert Janèoviè and also inspired by the work of ¼udovít Fulla, was recently issued as well, and depicts an allegory of the re-birth in the form of a crucified Christ set in typical folk Easter themes – an egg and a bunny. The Slovak Post also issued on this occasion a pictorial post card with a pre-printed stamp on the address side. More information can be found – also in English – on the www.pofis.sk website.

                      Greg




                      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.  Most of
                      > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
                      > throw water over them.  There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
                      > the girls take revenge.  Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
                      > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
                      >
                      > I have been in Slovakia,
                      > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
                      > to experience the traditions.  Young people are so very happy and at
                      > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
                      > and hide in the bedroom.  When found by the boys and she jumps on the
                      > bed the
                      > splash  the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
                      >
                      > Adults
                      > visit relatives and close friends.  The men carry a small imitation of
                      > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it  Upon
                      > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.  In turn
                      > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.  During my second vist, (for
                      > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.  The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
                      >
                      > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
                      >
                      > S Panem Bohem,
                      >
                      > Vilo
                      >
                      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                      >
                    • William C. Wormuth
                      Thanks Greg ________________________________ From: Greg To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:39 AM Subject:
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                        Thanks Greg




                        ________________________________
                        From: Greg <greg@...>
                        To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:39 AM
                        Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak Easter Monday celebrations


                         
                        Vilo:

                        Slovakia actually issued an Easter Monday whipping stamp.

                        I'll see if I can find one on the net or do a scan of one if I can't.

                        Talk about politically incorrect.

                        The latest Slovak Easter stamp is interesting as it is a scented stamp that smells of tulips.

                        THE SLOVAK Post (Slovenská pošta) issued on March 1 the "Easter 2013: Folk Themes in the Work of ¼udovít Fulla" postage stamp, with a nominal value of €0.45.

                        "The postage stamp is issued on print sheets with 50 stamps, and this year, they contain a tulip fragrance," spokesperson of the Slovak Post Stanislava Pondelová informed the TASR newswire.

                        The main motif of the stamp is an Easter egg decorated with folk patterns. The stamp's ornamental design references the work of ¼udovít Fulla, a key figure in modern, 20th Century Slovak painting, whose work was inspired by folk iconography.

                        The First-Day Cover (FDC), designed by Robert Janèoviè and also inspired by the work of ¼udovít Fulla, was recently issued as well, and depicts an allegory of the re-birth in the form of a crucified Christ set in typical folk Easter themes – an egg and a bunny. The Slovak Post also issued on this occasion a pictorial post card with a pre-printed stamp on the address side. More information can be found – also in English – on the www.pofis.sk website.

                        Greg

                        --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Wormuth" <senzus@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > I have been reading about Slovak Easter Monday celebrations.  Most of
                        > the articles mention only Monday, when the boys "whip" the girls and
                        > throw water over them.  There has not been a mention of Tuesday, when
                        > the girls take revenge.  Most articles call this a "MEAN" tradition, as
                        > if the girls hate it and are hurt.
                        >
                        > I have been in Slovakia,
                        > (Zahorie region), during Holy week and Easter week and thoroughly happy
                        > to experience the traditions.  Young people are so very happy and at
                        > times the mothers are frustrated when the girls run away from the boys
                        > and hide in the bedroom.  When found by the boys and she jumps on the
                        > bed the
                        > splash  the girl and bed, down through the mattress.
                        >
                        > Adults
                        > visit relatives and close friends.  The men carry a small imitation of
                        > an old fashioned woven rug beater, with ribbons tied on it  Upon
                        > entering a home they tap the women's shoulders and kiss them.  In turn
                        > the woman gives them a shot of slivovica.  During my second vist, (for
                        > Easter), I limited the number of visits, Ahem.... Ahem....... Then on Tuesday, I could remember Monday.  The day is "so much fun" for everyone.
                        >
                        > Hope you all has a Blessed and Happy Celebration of thr Risien Christ, Jesus.
                        >
                        > S Panem Bohem,
                        >
                        > Vilo
                        >
                        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                        >




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                      • JOHN
                        Greg, it s great to have you back from wherever . . .
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                          Greg, it's great to have you back from wherever . . .
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