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Called "pomlázka" in the Czech Republic and "korbáč" in Slovakia, whipping or spanking girls is a tradition aimed at guaranteeing fertility and beauty. In other parts of the region, they throw buckets of water on females of a marriageable age.
"Two-point-seven billion bottles of beer on the wall, two-point seven billion bottles of beer, Take one down and pass it around..."