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World 9 Most Strange Wedding Traditions

#2. Blackening of the bride

Blackening of the bride - World 9 Most Strange Wedding Traditions

Blackening is a traditional wedding custom performed in the days or weeks prior to marriages in rural
areas of Scotland. The ritual of covering brides and grooms in treacle, soot and flour used to be carried
out to ward off evil spirits. It still happens in parts of Scotland, including the islands, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Fife.

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