8 Fascinating Easter Traditions From Around the World

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2Pussywillow Whips in the Czech Republic

If you’re in Prague during Easter and you feel a slight tickle, take it as a compliment — you’re just being “whipped” by ribbons and pussywillow branches. It’s called a pomlázka, and the tradition is connected to spring as a time for youth and rebirth. The soft “whipping” is thought to bring good luck, a prosperous love life, and fertility to women.


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Katka Lapelosová

Katka is a writer from New York City, currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. See Full Bio

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