22 August 2017
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Lviv residents douse each other in water as part of 'Wet Monday' celebrations (Video)

A day after Easter, youngsters from Lviv have another colorful celebration, dousing each other in water during the so-called Wet Monday. 

Initially a pagan ritual of purification and welcoming the spring, the tradition is now part of a Greek Catholic and Orthodox Easter celebration and symbolizes cleansing of sins, Ukraine Today reports.

Playful fights are staged in the city streets, with boys and men armed with bottles and buckets of water, chasing after girls and splashing them from head to toe.

Locals, as well as tourists seem to enjoy the party and tend to engage in traditional activities of the holiday followers.

See unian.info’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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