The famous Hungarian-Transylvanian custom:
There are a lot of interesting folk customs still alive all over Hungary
and Transylvania. Many of them are connected with religious
holidays, while others have older origins, from early, sometimes
from prehistoric years. The two, most known customs of
Easter are the "sprinkling" and the egg-painting. Both are very
common in both urban and rural areas, among people of
The possible reason for this very old tradition is that people
believed in the cleaning, healing and fertility effect of water.
Today was "sprinkling" day (as I call it)....of course
we didn't have to endure the shock of men spilling
whole buckets of cold water on us, in turn they
entertained us with all kinds of funny Easter poems
and slightly sprinkled us with perfume.
Once again, it was a great day...