Weddings: International Jumping the Broom Tradition

Jumping the Broom is a tradition that is used universally to signify the commitment between a marriage couples. Let’s explore the history and how different cultures jump over the broom.

The European Tradition: Jumping over the broom during a wedding is a centuries-old tradition in European culture. There are several variations of the ceremony among the Welsh, Celtic, Druid and the Romani people. Although the actual origin of this tradition is in debate, Wales was the first known place where jumping over the broom during a wedding occurred. The Romani Gypsies were considered the people who started the broom jumping custom. (READ MORE -African American Tradition)