History Schmistory, April 5: Bring Me Back Some Scones!

1621 – Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England.

Culture Buzz: Savage Easter

In the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary it is an Easter tradition to torment women for the day. This typically includes dousing them with water and/or lightly spanking them. Seriously. Somehow, symbolically the ritual is meant to keep them young and fertile, derived from an old medieval tradition that probably should’ve stayed just that. Though most observe the tradition playfully, there are always a few who ruin it for everyone. So, to be safe, many ladies of Central Europe will justifiably choose to stay in this Sunday.

History Schmistory, April 4: Iggy Pops!

1541 – Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits.

History Schmistory, April 3: The Crown? Your Face!

1657 – English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown.

GO THERE! Easter has an Island?

Easter Island is named so because Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. That’s all. Natives actually call this mysterious and isolated island Rapa Nui. But, we still think it would be a great place to go for an Eater egg hunt!

History Schmistory, April 2: France Rules (the papacy)!

999–Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope.

Find the Eggs!

The History of the Easter Bunny in America. Can you find the eggs? Count ’em, post a comment, and forward to a friend! We’ll post a clue every day till Easter!

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Marco goes out for a walk on April Fool’s Day. Bad idea…