Kilts Wi Hae Blog — Handfasting
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Tying the knot, bound for life, taking each other’s hand in marriage. When talking about the big day these phrases may have crossed your lips. Common things we often just say only knowing they mean, “to get married”. Well the root of these is a lot closer to home than one might think. The Handfasting ceremony. A long time ago… It’s believed by historians that handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition performed across the British Isles before the introduction of Christianity. Centuries later it was used quite commonly in rural Scotland as a method of marriage. Back...
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