Unusual Easter traditions

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Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko celebrate Easter with the tradition "watering of the girls", a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past. (Reuters Photo)

Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko celebrate Easter with the tradition "watering of the girls", a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past. (Reuters Photo)

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Andrea Slavotinkova is whipped by a group of young men dressed in traditional costumes celebrating Easter Monday in the village of Vlcnov, Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. The tradition of whipping girls and women with plaited willow stems, on Easter, should assure her of good health, fresh look and keep fertility. (AP Photo)

Andrea Slavotinkova is whipped by a group of young men dressed in traditional costumes celebrating Easter Monday in the village of Vlcnov, Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. The tradition of whipping girls and women with plaited willow stems, on Easter, should assure her of good health, fresh look and keep fertility. (AP Photo)

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A girl ties a ribbon on a whip after she was symbolically beaten by boys in traditional dresses in order to get colored eggs in the village of Vlcnov (AFP Photo)

A girl ties a ribbon on a whip after she was symbolically beaten by boys in traditional dresses in order to get colored eggs in the village of Vlcnov (AFP Photo)

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A woman and a girl take part in the traditional St Georgi Ride on Easter Monday in southern Germany. (AFP Photo)

A woman and a girl take part in the traditional St Georgi Ride on Easter Monday in southern Germany. (AFP Photo)

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Members of the brotherhood of the Bessieres' giant Easter omelette prepare a giant omelette with thousands of eggs, in southwestern France, as part of a traditional Easter celebration. (AFP Photo)

Members of the brotherhood of the Bessieres' giant Easter omelette prepare a giant omelette with thousands of eggs, in southwestern France, as part of a traditional Easter celebration. (AFP Photo)

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People in traditional costumes attend the St. George ride through the city of Traunstein, Germany (AP Photo)

People in traditional costumes attend the St. George ride through the city of Traunstein, Germany (AP Photo)

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Worshippers join together for a sunrise service at the No Fences Cowboy Church Easter Sunday in Falkville, Alabama. Cowboys on horseback greet the sunrise and arriving worshippers. (AP Photo)

Worshippers join together for a sunrise service at the No Fences Cowboy Church Easter Sunday in Falkville, Alabama. Cowboys on horseback greet the sunrise and arriving worshippers. (AP Photo)

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Mary Ann Smith poses for a portrait as she takes part in the annual Easter Bonnet Parade in New York (Reuters Photo)

Mary Ann Smith poses for a portrait as she takes part in the annual Easter Bonnet Parade in New York (Reuters Photo)

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