May 21 2010
For those of you Catholics out there you might know what Wet Monday is.Â However, for the rest of us out there I never know what it was until this Easter and I saw these awesome pictures.Â Here’s a little refresher.
Wet Monday started out in Poland as a pagan custom that symbolized cleansing with the coming of Spring. When Christianity became the main religion, Wet Monday was adopted as a Christian ritual, related to cleansing souls of sins. The truth is people loved this tradition so much, they found a way to keep it, by associating it with religion.
On Wet Monday. boys and men armed with bottles and buckets of water, chase after girls and splash them from head to toe (they also nail guys too).Â According to the original custom, the most beautiful girl in a village would be the wettest, but nowadays, boys just splash any girl.
In other words on this particular Monday is an opportunity for punk kids to go around town violating anyone they see on the street.Â Seriously it’s like some sort of bukkake session.Â The only other holiday I like better than this is “No Pants Day” in Canada.
These particular pictures were taken in Lviv in the Ukraine.Â Enjoy!
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