Wiser World

This episode covers a few unique religious and nonreligious Easter traditions throughout Europe. Grateful to my friend, Michal Novovesky, for sharing a tradition from his home country of Slovakia. If you learn something from this episode, please consider sharing it, and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. 

Links for Visuals: 
Slovakian Tradition of Water and Whips (Video)
Pysanky - Ukrainian Painted Eggs (Article) 
Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Seville, Spain (Video) 
Easter Egg Traditions in Europe (Video)
Holy Fire - (Live Video) 

Special thanks to friends Dallin and Whitlie for help with pronunciation and extra tips on Ukrainian Easter, and Emily for help with German pronunciation.

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What is Wiser World?

Did you forget your world history, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot—or never learned it in the first place—and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the foundational facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events, travel, and global topics.

Episodes are published monthly (1 or 2 episodes a month).
- 101 Episodes are deeper dives into the last 100-ish years of history in a country.
- Know Before You Go Episodes are brief history/culture lessons on travel destination countries.
- The rest are short episodes on various topics, such as holidays, historical moments, religion, etc.