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Easter is a popular Christian festival celebrated all over the world. Every Christian enjoys his heart out celebrating this majestic Easter week.
Easter symbolizes the end of winter and the start of the spring season. The streets are decorated with flowers, balloons, and ribbons. There are several stalls selling flowers and other stuff. Everybody greets each other by exchanging with sweets and gifts. Easter markets flooded with interesting stuff take place at various places in Prague.
Easter in Prague is also known for its food, especially, Lamb-shaped sponge cake along with chocolate, sweet buns, gingerbread, cookies, sweet rolls made up of honey, vegetable soups, etc.
Easter preparations begin on Ugly Wednesday when the children finish their school and carry wooden rattles, which is a technique used to scare the Judas. They walk across the streets carrying these rattles on Good Friday and White Saturday as well.
Easter Thursday is also known as Green Thursday on which everybody eats vegetables.
Easter Sunday is the day when girls and women of the house are busy painting eggs which require immense zeal and skill. They decorate the eggs with intricate and beautiful designs using water colours, straws, feathers, etc. These eggs are then sold in the market or used for decoration purpose.
Easter Monday is the day when men and boys have a small tour across the city lanes. Small boys recite carols during this walk. They enter every house and whip the legs of the girls to wipe off the illness and bad happenings. As a kind gesture, women offer the guy a decorated egg and ties a ribbon across his whip. At the end of the day when boys finish the city tour, they collect loads of eggs and ribbons.