Published: Monday, Mar. 28th, 2022
Handfasting is rooted in ancient Pagan wedding traditions and is becoming increasingly popular with modern couples every season!
In this beautiful unity ceremony, a couple’s hands or wrists are tied together with decorative ribbons or a special handfasting cord to symbolize their deep spiritual bond and lasting promises.
Couples literally ‘tie the knot’!
Test your knowledge of the mystical history and meaning of this ancient celebration with AMM’s handfasting quiz linked below.
Then, visit our blog to learn how to add a handfasting ceremony to your wedding of vow renewal – written for couples and wedding officiants!
(Browse all handfasting articles here.)
This quiz includes questions about the symbolism of color in choosing a ribbon, the names of major Pagan holidays, the perfect length of a handfasting cord, and more. If you’re not an expert yet, you will be soon.
Take this quiz to prepare for your wedding day, and enjoy the magic!
Illustration by Jessica Levey
From the book Handfasting: From Ancient Rituals to Modern Ceremonies
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This comprehensive handfasting kit is easy to use and comes with everything you'll need, including a copy of Handfasting, From Ancient Rituals to Modern Ceremonies, a copy of Navigating Your Wedding Ceremony, a hand-woven handfasting cord, a guide to tying an infinity knot, and more!
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