Smashing Tops previously posted a listing of Easter traditions around the world. Included is the following discussion of Easter spanking.
If you are from the Czech Republic or Slovakia, you would spend Easter holding or at the receiving end of a whip. A long-held tradition in this country involves men spanking women with a handmade whip. In the Czech Republic, the whip is called pomlázka while it is called korbá? in Slovakia. The whip is made of willow rods that have been braided. It is a meter or so long and has colored ribbons at the end. The women are not spanked hard by the men, of course. According to tradition, this whipping is done so that the women will remain healthy and beautiful all year long.