On Easter Monday boys and men visit their women relatives, friends, neighbors, often even if they are not close friends. They usually go in small groups and are "armed" with soda-water siphon and cologne water. The "tour" usually starts early in the morning and lasts all day long. They greet girls and women with shorter funny and sometimes a bit blue poems then sprinkle women.My wife is also one quarter Slovak:
Easter Monday is associated with boys pouring water over girls in Slovakia, and in Western Slovakia the tradition also includes the boys whipping the girls with thin willow branches. The tradition was that if the girls wanted to be beautiful, healthy and full of life, they must not try and avoid the water soaking or the whippings.That's one half her heritage,
so maybe I should try it.
I'm just afraid her Italian half
will be incited to riot.