Jumping the Broom
Jumping the Broom ceremony wording
Jumping the Broom is an African tradition dating back to before the first Europeans visited West Africa.
Jumping the broom symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and stepping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as husband and wife.
Today, Bride and Groom will jump the broom to seal their covenant as husband and wife!
Congratulations, you may kiss your Bride .
I present to you Mrs. Bride and Mr. Groom!
Jumping the Broom History
by Larry James
This is a ceremony dating back to the 1600s and derived from Africa. Dating back to slave days, jumping the broom together has been part of weddings for couples who want to honor that tradition. It also has roots in the Celtic culture and including but not limited to Welsh, Celtics, Druids, and Gypsies and some aboriginal or shamanistic cultures.
This ceremony can also be performed at an anniversary or a renewing of vows ceremony.