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Charivari [chivaree; shivaree; belling; horning; serenade]locked

  • Jonas Westover

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Marriage ritual in Europe and North America. Although the origins of this ancient custom probably predate historical record, its practice in Europe is most clearly dated back to the medieval period. It flourished until the mid-20th century. The first records of the ritual come from France, where townsfolk would perform a ...

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