Easter Monday – a celebrated day around the world.

Easter Monday is celebrated around the world, in various ways, Public Holiday in many places.

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures.

In Canada. A proportion of Canadians have a day off work on Easter Monday and for some it is the end of a four-day weekend. People who have been on a short vacation or who have visited family or friends often travel home on Easter Monday. For others, it is a chance to eat their easter eggs, relax and, depending on the weather and when Easter falls, enjoy some time outdoors.

Images for Easter Monday.

 Beautifully decorated eggs, including those that are dyed red to symbolize Jesus Christ’s blood, are seen during the Orthodox Easter period. ©iStockphoto.com/ vaskoni

Central and eastern Europe.

Dingus Day or Wet Monday (Polish Śmigus-Dyngus or lany poniedziałek) is the name for Easter Monday in Poland. In the Czech Republic it is called velikonoční pondělí or pomlázka. In Slovakia veľkonočný pondelok (Easter Monday) is called Šibačka/Polievačka or Oblievačka. too. In Hungary Locsolkodás. All countries practice a unique custom on this day.

In Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic[5] traditionally, early in the morning boys awake girls by pouring a bucket of water on their head and striking them about the legs with long thin twigs or switches made from willowbirch or decorated tree branches; however, the earliest documented[citation needed] records of Dingus Day in Poland are from the 15th century, almost half a millennium after Poland adopted Christianity

Have a safe and joyous day with family or friends, wherever you are.

And see what the Easter Bunny brought. Thank you good neighbour.

Easter cookies from a good neighbour

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