It is almost Easter. And I hate Easter and its traditions.
In the Czech Republic the tradition goes that women have to be spanked on Easter Monday. Throughout the day men [usually in groups] visit their female relatives and friends and spank them with special whips.
Ouch? It gets worse…
These whips are hand-made from willow rods, the length ranges from 50 centimeters to two meters. There are ribbons at the end. There used to be a tradition that women would add their own ribbons so the whip would say how many women the particular man has already visited but this seems to fizzle out.
And women are chased around [if they decide to make it interesting or to play along], or they just stand motionless and the male visitors would spank her butt. However, it should not hurt. Or at least not throughout the whole procedure.
The visitors receive eggs. Usually colored or otherwise decorated. Boys might get chocolate bunnies.
Of course many men also receive shots of alcohol. And so it happens that a guy who visits his tenth woman on the day is, well, wasted.
I should say I do not observe this tradition. I used to, as a kid. But ever since I could have said no, I don’t. Most of the situations are terribly awkward. The girls know you are coming, they know what they are supposed to do and they pretend to like it…. Waaaay strange….