I remember in Poland it was Śmigus-Dyngus (Wet Monday)a day on which a boy drenched the girl he fancies with water and (don't ask!) whips her across the legs with a willow branch. The later tradition - part of a mating ritual - had pretty much disappeared and the water soaking was the main focus when we were there. And as I recall prospective matrimony was not central to the act, just soaking someone for the fun of it.
Here in Roma almost everything closed so this is a day to picnic or to go for a stroll with friends and family and enjoy the first signs of spring. And walk off the calories piled on by all the elaborate chocolate goodies that were consumed over the weekend.
Always one to prefer fashion to food Laurent got this chocolate tie from the Easter Bunny this year. Fashion tip: Don't wear it with a white shirt!
05 aprile - Pasquetta