Easter. What is Easter?. Christianity tradition — the central feast of the their year Spring Holidays It consists of: Maundy Thursday (today) — Last Supper of Jesus Christ Good Friday — Crucifixion and death of Jesus Easter Day or Easter Sunday — Ressurection Jesus after 3 days
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What is Easter? • Christianity tradition — the central feast of the their year • Spring Holidays • It consists of: • Maundy Thursday (today) — Last Supper of Jesus Christ • Good Friday — Crucifixion and death of Jesus • Easter Day or Easter Sunday — Ressurection Jesus after 3 days • Easter Monday • Countries celebrate differently
How Czech people celebrate Easter? • Maundy Thursday — literary translation “Green Thursday” =>spinach, green beer • Good Friday— They don’t eat a meat • Easter Monday • Main celebrations • State holiday
How does Easter Monday look? • Gentleman gets up early in the morning • They go usually in small groups visit girl’s houses (their friends) • After they get there, they use their tools made from a wood by themselves for little whipping (beating up) on Ladies butt • Ladies give them in return some coloured eggs, chocolate, food and alcohol • They sit for a while, drink, eat and talk • Then they go to another house with ladies • Tradition says, this ritual ends by noon, so if the gentlemen come to ladies after noon, ladies can pull a tank of water on them…
Different opinions about Easter? • Gentlemen • Free food (chocolate, chips, ….) • Free alcohol • They can beat up ladies => in addition they receive rewards • They usually have a great fun • They like this tradition • Ladies • They have to prepare all the stuff for gentleman • Wait for their coming • Not sure, they like this tradition
Are you interested in the way of celebrating Easter by Czech people? • We can try to make what usual Czech gentleman and lady need… • some coloured eggs (first group) • This => “mrskačka” in Czech (second group) • Have fun!! • Thanks for your coming • Of course, the beer is ready…