• Giftermål – Lite fakta

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    Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour.
    Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

    Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
    The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
    Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally
    The children, Last of all the babies.
    By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
    Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.


    Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.
    It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery
    And sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof.
    Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.


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