Thursday, 26 May 2011

Illustration Friday - Soaked

Finally, I managed to get another drawing done for Illustration Friday. The topic this week is "soaked". I immediately thought of this rather strange custom they have in Hungary (and apparently other neighbouring countries such as Poland and Czech Republic) where early on Easter Monday, boys will throw buckets of water on young unmarried girls! This couple are Matyo, from Mezőkövesd, and are wearing my all-time favourite Hungarian folk costumes.

Here are some real Matyo people getting into Wet Monday! It all looks like a bit of fun. My father said that in the city, they boys would just sprinkle the girls with cologne, rather than dump a whole bucket of water on them!

1 comment:

  1. What a curious (yet somehow delightful) custom. Lovely illo too. Thanks for sharing. jx