We are entering fall wedding season which means you’ve probably seen and heard the term “tie the knot” more than a few times lately. But where does it come from and what does it even mean?
It started as a wedding tradition known as the handfasting ceremony. It was actually an ancient Celtic practice way back in medieval era. It is what it sounds like… literally binding the couples wrists together during the ceremony by tying knots of cloth or rope around their hands. This would be a physical display of the two people becoming one. Make sense!
I wonder if anyone ever does this now as a throwback to the old days?
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