Did you know that the practice of showering a newly married couple with rise has different equivalents in other countries? In fact, nearly every culture has showered couples with symbolic food. For example, Sicilians throw salt and bread, the French throw wheat, the Romans and Greeks threw nuts and dates, and the English throw pieces of cake!
It’s always very interesting to hear about where wedding traditions came from, like how the expression “to tie the knot” comes from an ancient Babylonian custom where threads from the bride and groom’s clothes were tied together to symbolize their union. Another example: the Old French word “banquet” is the likely source of the English term that means feast or celebratory meal, is derived from Old French “banc” or “bench” and refers to the long bench seats that wer