Tieing cans on the back of the bride & grooms getaway car…
Ever wonder where some of the wedding traditions came from that you are familiar with like the cans on the back of the get a way car? I do and after a little research I found an article that explains this particular tradition.
It’s originally called “Shivaree”. And its kind of funny. This tradition apparently originated in the Southern mountain area.
Years ago in the south on the wedding night the wedding guest surrounded the couples house and made all kinds of raucous commotion – they’d ring cow bells, shoot guns off, and sing obnoxious songs for hours.
Shivaree fell out of favor – imagine that. nonethelessless historians see vestiges of the shivered innocently enough in the noisemaking cans that adorn a newleywed couples getaway car.
There is one more thing the the original Shivaree included- care to guess what that was? You simply won’t believe it but you’ll be glad they don’t do it anymore.
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