Time for another monthly theme post, now about spring!
Writing about spring is hard, as a few days ago we were covered in snow, and the temperature is still below zero during nights. Probably you came across some "meanwhile in Hungary" pictures. or perhaps you didn't.
Or this in the news:
I love the narration, like in old movies. I should listen to more BBC news. ^^
We celebrate Easter, and usually, the whole family have the egg-finding competition and "watering".
Start with the tradition of watering: Man and boys get together, and visit every friend, and "water" all the female family members, so they won't wither away (remain single, and/or childless) that year. (1. what is wrong with that? 2. It's like the remain of an annual fertility ritual, don't you think?) Girls, after being "watered" give painted or chocolate eggs in return. Watering is done with (cheap) perfume on the head, but we have it better, because not that long time ago, men did it with ice cold water. Okay, in some places and families it's still real water.
|Looks like fun, huh? From HERE.|
|Cool eggs, from HERE.|
|I'm the one in the polka dot skirt.|
And the food, oh, the food. Ham, eggs boiled in the same water, and fresh veggies.
|The best part.|
Yesterday morning, I left the house, and freshly bloomed violets greeted me. In the afternoon, it started raining, and it turned to snow. Again. The violets froze. Today morning they were bright purple again.
I am the one that should do something about it, as my name means "springbringer faery/witch." I wish I could bring spring for real. In some regions, around the end of february people dressed up a hay doll, named it "winter witch", and burned it, as a symbol for destroying winter itself. Forecasts says it'll snow again during weekend.
|Snow, on my way home a few days ago.|
Where can I get some hay? :D