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Blackening the Bride Culture of Scotland

Blackening the Bride Culture of Scotland

Blackening the bride  is a traditional wedding custom performed in the days or weeks prior to marriages in rural areas of Scotland. It is one of the funniest and joyful tradition in Scotland .

The bride   are 'captured' by friends and family, covered in food, or a variety of other - preferably adhesive - substances,when all things such as soots,eggs,paints etc are thrown on bride  then paraded publicly for the community to see.

Frequently, the couple are driven in the back of an open-backed truck, accompanied by the clattering and banging of pots and pans by the couple's 'captors'. There are no strict rules regarding the act of blackening itself, only that the couple must be rendered messy and uncomfortable, and that as many people as possible should witness the occasion.