5 facts behind ‘jumping the broom’, the sacred marriage custom that still thrives in America

September 02, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

September 02, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

A couple ready to jump the broom

It was more than just being married

Jumping over the broom had other symbolic meanings. Often, it showed the bride’s commitment to keeping a clean home and her dedication to her new family. It also symbolized hierarchy in the home as it is believed that whoever jumped highest would have control over the household. This usually ended up being the man.

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