I am actually a few days early in posting these pictures, as it is in fact Easter Monday which is traditionally known as “Whipping Monday”
in the Czech Republic. The braded, whip, hand made from pussy willow twigs and decorated with ribbons is called a pomlázka
, in the Czech Republic and is known as a korbáč in Slovakia. In a tradition still practiced in many parts of the old Czechoslovakia, young village lads carouse around on Easter Monday and whip the legs of their true beloved with their pomlázka. Their sweetheart will then tie an extra ribbon to the whip and give the lad a gift, or sometimes something extra.
Here we see the pomlázka being used for a far more useful purpose, applied not to the legs of Czech girls, but to the bare bottoms of Czech boys.
A link to the WilliamHiggins.com 18.USC.ss57 declaration can be found in the right hand column of this blog