Friday, April 22, 2011

Watering Of The Girls: Oldest Wet T-shirt Contest?

In Hungary, there is an ancient Easter tradition called Húsvéti Locsolás. Literally, this translates to "Easter Watering". Specifically, it means "watering of the girls."

Each year around Easter, a handful of of Hungarians take part in this fertility ritual dating back to 2nd century AD where boys throw buckets of water at young girls running past them on the streets.

Traditionally, men and young boys used to go to the girls home, usually on Easter Monday, and douse or dunk them with water. In return the men or young boys get painted eggs, chocolates, candy, Hungarian pasteries, and perhaps a kiss.

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School girls in traditional clothes of the 'Matyo' minority prepare for traditional Easter celebrations.

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Sources: MSNBC, Katzmeow. Photo: Getty Images, ABC

2 comments:

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  2. I'll take a wet shirt over the dreadful outfits of the last pic anytime! If I ever wear anything like this, shoot me!

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