Faces Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 22 2011 @ 6:51pm


Local school girls in traditional clothes of the Matyo minority react as boys throw water in Mezokovesd, some 130 km east of Budapest on April 21, 2011 during a rehearsal of the traditional Easter celebrations by the members of Mezokovesd folk dance group. Locals from northeast Hungary celebrate Easter with the traditional "watering of the girls", a fertility ritual rooted in Hungary's tribal pre-Christian past, going as far back as the second century AD. By Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images.