Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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One of the stranger wedding traditions on our list, this one comes to us from the Irish counties of Leitrim and Mayo. In these counties there are 9 young men that are collectively designated as “straw boys”. On the eve before the wedding the strawboys go to the house of the bride and dance with her. If there are any other women in the home they dance with them too.


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