Tag: Europe

The Collapse of the European Dream

Italian Prime Minister announced the failure of the European dream. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, during a roundtable on employment, criticised European politicians for increasing social inequality in the European Union and expressed the opinion that the European dream has collapsed. This was reported on Friday, May 7, by ANSA.

Śmigus Dyngus, also called Wet Monday

The tradition most likely goes back to the 14th century, but it likely also has pre-Christian origins connected to the March equinox and the coming of spring – water being a symbol of life and renewal. Similar traditions can be found all around Central and Eastern Europe, with Поливаний понеділок (Watering Monday) in Ukraine, Oblévačka in Czech, Oblievačka in Slovak and Vízbevető in Hungary. It’s also known as ‘Dyngus Day’ in Polish communities outside Poland.