Easter 2014: 10 weird Easter traditions to try this bank holiday



President Barack Obama stands in front of the Easter Bunny while he participates in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House Scary bunnies not required. (Picture: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

While our own Easter traditions revolve around eating our own weight in chocolate bunnies and forgetting that everything is closed on Bank Holiday Sunday, our international neighbours have some more interesting (and energetic) celebrations in store.

Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21. This year that means the bank holiday is slightly later and Easter Sunday, when many celebrations take place, will fall on April 20.

While we don’t suggest you try the whipping tradition of Czech Republic and Slovakia (which just sounds painful) these Easter traditions sound far more exciting than a Game Of Thrones box-set and a food coma…

Get wet like a Hungarian or the Polish

The Polish call this tradition Smingus-Dyngus and it’s believed that women who partake in the soaking will marry within a year. In Hungary they soak women dressed in traditional clothes…

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