Polterabend

…is a German wedding custom in which on the night before the wedding the guests break porcelain to bring luck to the couple’s marriage.

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8 thoughts on “Polterabend

  1. My personal theory on this is that every marriage has a finite amount of crockery that will be broken during its course. And the crockery smashed on the Polterabend will be deducted from this. … But of course, the learning effect of the young couple working together is not to be discounted.

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