Jumping the Broom
Jumping the Broom is well known as an African American Tradition. Couples choose to include it in their wedding ceremony because they want to honor their African American Heritage as this is what was done when a couple married on a plantation during slavery. But it also has roots as a Welsh Tradition. I had a couple who wanted to do a handfasting in the spirit of the movie Braveheart and Jumping the Broom was included in their ceremony. Truly, couples of every background choose to jump the broom to sweep away the past!