Wacky World Of Wedding Traditions

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Friday, July 25, 2008

When The Chickens Come Home To Roost

Listen to this Irish tradition (I know that's a Rooster, I'm no Chicken Head).

Here it is:
In Ireland a laying hen was tied to the bed on the first honeymoon night in the hope that some of its fertility would be passed on to the couple.
Now I don't even know what couple would put up with a swalking bird by their bed side as their first night of love is consummated, but this tradition must not have lasted very long. They probably got up in the morning, fried up the eggs hoping for double yolked eggs which is thought to bring fertility. Then for dinner put that unlucky bird a pot with some onions, potatoes, and spices. This I am sure was the end of a stupid tradition.

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