That’s a very old tradition to paint Easter eggs. It’s a female job at Easter time. Every girl making beautiful eggs for the boys when they are coming on Easter Monday to ‘watering them”. Yes. They do. This is goes back time years and years ago….there’s the explanation of it, it’s just too funny…
“Traditionally on Easter Monday the boys visited the girls, recited a poem and doused them with buckets of water to ensure they become good wives and bare many children. This tradition has both Christian and pagan roots. In exchange for the dousing the girls would reward their visitors with Easter eggs, chocolate treats and a shot of pálinka. Today, perfume is sprinkled on the women instead of water.”
I’m in Hungary this year so hope I will be sprinkled by some nice Hungarian boys! I want to make sure I have some beautiful painted eggs to give it to them. I have asked my bro’s girlfriend to help me. I haven’t done this for many years, actually had so much fun! I have broken only one!!! Result!
I’m really excited about Monday morning. Traditionally on Easter Sunday you are going to the Easter Ball. Most of the boys are going to sprinkle the girls straight after the ball so they are basically drunk for a day! I’ll take pictures…..to be continued….