oddest easter celebration - Forums at Psych Central


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2007, 04:21 AM #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guest
has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a

Default oddest easter celebration

Where do you start? Many stem from ancient folklore and are specific to certain areas, usually reflecting the desire among people to get out and about on the first holiday of spring and the end of a fasting period. That's why we get Easter Parades, Easter Bonnets, egg-rolling festivals, etc.

But surely the oddest custom used to take place in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, where there was a tradition of spanking or whipping of woman on Easter Monday. In the morning, males throw water at females and spank them with a special handmade whip, consisting of eight, 12 or even 24 withies (willow rods), which is usually from half a metre to two metres long and decorated with coloured ribbons at the end. The spanking is symbolic and normally not painful or intended to cause suffering. A legend says females should be spanked in order to keep their health and beauty during the next year.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/thi...cle2426203.ece

part of the springtime celebration of fertility orgy no doubt ;-)
  Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 03:09 PM #2
pinksoil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
pinksoil
Guest
pinksoil has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a

Default Re: oddest easter celebration

No thanks. I'm cool with being Jewish, staying in, and watching the Phillies game. Hahahahhaa
  Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 04:06 PM #3
sidony sidony is offline
Grand Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: Eastern USA
Posts: 780
sidony sidony is offline
Grand Member
sidony has no updates.
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: Eastern USA
Posts: 780

10 yr Member PC PoohBah!
Default Re: oddest easter celebration

okay that's just weird.....

Sid
sidony is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 10:28 PM #4
Maven's Avatar
Maven Maven is offline
Pirate Goddess
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,229
Maven Maven is offline
Pirate Goddess
Maven's Avatar
Maven has no updates.
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,229

10 yr Member
550 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: oddest easter celebration

Consensual spanking is one thing, but this sounds like public spanking...a little too kinky for me, LOL!
__________________
Maven

If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.

Equal Rights Are Not Special Rights

Maven is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 10:43 PM #5
Juliana's Avatar
Juliana Juliana is offline
Grand Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 887
Juliana Juliana is offline
Grand Member
Juliana's Avatar
Juliana has no updates.
 
Member Since: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 887

10 yr Member
Default Re: oddest easter celebration

</font><blockquote><div id="quote"><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Maven said:
Consensual spanking is one thing, but this sounds like public spanking...a little too kinky for me, LOL!

</div></font></blockquote><font class="post">

LOL! Me too. I'm going to eat turkey with my family on Easter Monday. I'll take that over public spanking any day.
__________________
“Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it." - Mahatma Gandhi
Juliana is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 05:26 AM #6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guest
has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a

Default Re: oddest easter celebration

aw... all in good fun surely. it did use to be a public celebration of fertility (generation and rebirth) after all...

hence the egg (as a sign of fertility)

and the rabbit (ever hear the saying 'breed like rabbits' lol)

the pagans /heathens were more willing to give up theur gods than their festivals...

and chocolate stimulates neurotransmitters that are normally released when you are in love / lust...
  Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 07:13 AM #7
SecretGarden's Avatar
SecretGarden SecretGarden is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,050
SecretGarden SecretGarden is offline
Poohbah
SecretGarden's Avatar
SecretGarden has no updates.
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,050

10 yr Member
Default Re: oddest easter celebration

This was interesting and I am glad you shared it as it did give me a smile. I think you have the concept down... down to the chocolate. I suppose this might spark the libido of both if all in fun but might this also increase infidelities. Take a look at the lady next door...whooo hooo.

Also, in the spirit of equality.... I want to know when the men have a similar public event? Now that I would show up for.
SecretGarden is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 09:11 AM #8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guest
has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a

Default Re: oddest easter celebration

i might be thinking of may day... yeah the notion was that infidelity was acceptable for the duration of the festival.

> May Day. Ancient Rites that survived. Celts had several festivities such as Beltane which was the last and largest of the spring festivals, falling on April 30th or May 1st (its name come from “Bealtaine” in old Gaelic, which means “fire of Bel” the Celtic god of light); the other festivals were Ostara (now Easter), the Summer Solstice and Samhain.

Beltane, as a custom survived in various parts of Europe, such as France, Germany and England. It included setting up a village May-pole. It involved dancing and great sexual frolics around this gigantic phallic symbol which represented gods phallus in Mother Earth. After dancing around the Maypole celebrants would retire to the open fields where they would have sex with anyone and everyone in the plowed fields in order to insure the fertility of the land and prosperous yield of crops3.

Napier 6 concluded that the English May feasts are a survival of Roman Floralia, introduced by Rome into Britain and imposed on the original Celt population, which kept it and nutured it after the fall of Rome. He also says that during the middle ages, they "were not free from some of the indecencies of the Floralia". Judging by the dates, May Day also coincides with Faunalia, so a mixed origin of different fertility rites can be assigned to this Celtic celebration.

For these reasons of sexual license, the Christian Church opposed May festivals and the sexual freedom it promoted: Phillip Stubes, an English Puritan writer said (Anatomie of Abuses - 1583):
"What clipping, what culling, what kissing and bussing, what smooching and slobbering one of another, what filthy groping and unclean handling is not practiced in the dances."

Regarding free sex in the fields, says Stubbes:
"Against May, Whitsonday, or other time, all the yung men and maides, olde men and wives, run gadding over night to the woods, groves, hils, and mountains, where they spend all the night in plesant pastimes; ... and in the morning they return... there is a great Lord present amongst them, as superintendent and Lord over their pastimes and sportes, namely, Sathan, prince of hel. ... I have heard it credibly reported (and that viva voce) by men of great gravitie and reputation, that of fortie, threescore, or a hundred maides going to the wood over night, there have scaresly the third part of them returned home againe undefiled."4. Another Puritan wrote that men "doe use commonly to runne into woodes in the night time, amongst maidens, to set bowes, in so muche, as I have hearde of tenne maidens whiche went to set May, and nine of them came home with childe" 7.

But all good things come to an end, and the sixteenth century saw the end of May freedom. The Puritans in England made the Maypoles illegal in 1644. They also attempted to suppress the greenwood marriages of young men and women who spent the entire night in the forest. The practice continued for some time, but eventually died out.

http://www.eioba.com/a70752/orgies_a_brief_history
  Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 09:12 AM #9
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Guest
has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a

Default Re: oddest easter celebration

ah... the things i remember from social studies in school ;-)
  Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 11:52 PM #10
Maven's Avatar
Maven Maven is offline
Pirate Goddess
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,229
Maven Maven is offline
Pirate Goddess
Maven's Avatar
Maven has no updates.
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,229

10 yr Member
550 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: oddest easter celebration

ROFLMAO!!!
__________________
Maven

If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.

Equal Rights Are Not Special Rights

Maven is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
celebration for me Lemon Divorce and Separation 5 09-22-2008 09:41 PM
There's a great, big celebration SeptemberMorn Relationships & Communication 29 10-24-2006 01:54 PM
celebration of life wisewoman Grief and Loss 9 10-05-2005 11:48 AM
The oddest thing just happened Angel10 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) 1 12-07-2004 09:09 PM
A celebration Zenobia Self Injury 9 03-27-2004 06:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.