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World 9 Most Strange Wedding Traditions

#4. Polterabend and Baumstamm Sägen

Polterabend and Baumstamm Sägen - World 9 Most Strange Wedding Traditions

On the eve of some German weddings, guests of the couple will gather at the house of the bride and
smash pieces of crockery in a tradition known as Polterabend believed to bring good luck to the bride and
groom. The couple are then required to clean up the debris to demonstrate that by working together they can overcome any challenge the face in married life. A similar tradition is that of Baumstamm sägen, in which newlyweds saw a log in half in front of their guests, again symbolizing the importance of cooperation in their marriage

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