Jumping the Broom Ceremony

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Jumping the broom has its  ancestral roots deep in the heart of Africa. It's original purpose and significance has been lost over the years because of the association with slavery.

The broom ceremony pays homage to those who came before us and paved the way. It is said that broom jumping comes from an African Tribal Marriage Ritual of placing sticks on the ground representing the couple's new home together

 

The broom in Asante and other Akan cultures also held spiritual value and symbolized sweeping away past wrongs or removing evil spirits.

This is where the broom comes into play regarding marriage. Brooms were waved over the heads of marrying couples to ward off spirits. The couple would often but not always jump over the broom at the end of the ceremony.

A special decorative broom is required. I supply them for an additional charge ($15) or the family can bring their own.

Ceremony can be included as one of the 3 add-ons package.

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