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Just like in grade school, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays in Germany, so I took a trip to Belgium.

Śmigus-dyngus or lany poniedziałek. Wet Monday (Easter Monday) in Poland. Originally this Slavic custom meant whipping each other with birch twigs and throwing water at each other which used to symbolize the spring cleansing. This ritual was already in custom in 750, over 200 years before Poland officially adopted Christianity. Dyngus and Śmigus were twin pagan gods; the former representing water and the moist earth and the latter representing thunder and lightning .

Śmigus-dyngus or Lany Poniedziałek. Wet Monday (Easter Monday) in Poland.

Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Easter Monday Is Smigus Dyngus Day in Poland

Wet Easter Monday in Poland Means Śmigus-Dyngus Day

The Polish Easter Monday tradition of Śmigus-Dyngus involves boys drenching girls with water and dates to pagan rituals and the Christian rite of baptism.

Prince Mieszko I, the first king of Poland, was married and baptized on Easter Monday in the year 966 AD. He had the entire nation of Poland christened on his wedding day as well, and Poland has been a deeply religious country every since, for over one thousand years.

Prince Mieszko I, the first king of Poland, was married and baptized on Easter…

Now added to my bucket list… @Carolyn Rafaelian Rafaelian McDaniel let's do this!!!!!

Fill empty and clean egg shells with paint and toss them at canvas. Add it to the summer bucket list! Would be fun to do some sort of throwing paint at canvas art for summer camp!

Easter Monday, Lunes de Pascua in Spanish, is the day after Easter Sunday. In Valencia, as in many other Spanish cities, the day is marked with processions of the city’s high society dressed in their best traditional finery.

Easter Monday, Valencia Spain

Easter Monday, Lunes de Pascua in Spanish, is the day after Easter Sunday. In Valencia, as in many other Spanish cities, the day is marked with processions of the city’s high society dressed in their best traditional finery.

St George horse parade in Traunstein.  St George was the patron saint of horses.  Traditional parade every Easter Monday.

St George horse parade in Traunstein. St George was the patron saint of horses. Traditional parade every Easter Monday.

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