The bachelor party is a party commonly organized by the friends of the person who is about to get married. Their goal is to have one last big night in which they are supposed to commit some excesses that are not allowed in married life.
They are traditionally held between members of the same sex and are organized separately for the groom, by her friends, and for the bride, by her friends. In general, bars are visited during the night, a strip-tease place is frequented or games are designed with spicy and fun gifts.
The origin of this tradition dates back to ancient times. Historians of Greek and Spartan cultures affirm that it obeys a tradition that sought to awaken virility and favor the fertility of the new couple.
The ancient world also makes reference to the Greek festivals celebrated in honor of the god of wine. The men celebrated the elaboration of the spirit, with a procession to the Temple of Bacchus in which the mystery of the god’s wedding with the young Koré was represented.
A second theory from the ancient world links bachelor parties to the fertility festivals held in Sparta during early spring. In them the men celebrated for 12 days, culminating the festival with the ritual of union between the king and a priestess.
There was in Sparta in the Middle Ages, the custom of inviting the man who decided to marry, to a party organized by his friends in which it was determined if he was really in love with his wife and would not be unfaithful throughout his marriage. To this end, a girl began to be hired to attract the man’s attention and seduce him with a show.
The story tells that in Germany in the middle ages a couple in love wanted to get married but the groom was very humble and when he asked the girl’s father for her hand, he flatly refused, since he wanted his daughter to marry a man. with high social status. He further warned that if the marriage intention continued, she would be disinherited.
The love that united them was so great that without heeding the warnings they decided to marry. His friends, learning of everything they were risking to be happy, decided to organize a party with the intention of sending them gifts and details for the wedding and their life as a couple, saving them expenses and providing them with everything they needed to be able to live in their new home.
Bachelor Parties Today
Increasingly, it is leaving behind the custom of turning it into a night of revelry, with many things to forget and instead it has become a time to enjoy and have a good time with friends and even with members of the family of the same age, such as cousins, brothers and nephews.
Currently, farewells are celebrated as an opportunity for both, together or separately, to share with friends, who will necessarily stop seeing each other for a while, while the new couple bonds and has a moment of relaxation between stress. and their own efforts of planning the wedding.
Also, the party has been taken to much higher levels, taking it as an important event like the marriage itself, partygoers look for places outside the country such as Colombia, renting beautiful and large mansions, or luxurious yachts for large groups.
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