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Do you know where honeymoon comes from?

Today the tradition of a honeymoon is still strong. But where did this custom originally come from?

There are many interesting and amusing myths associated with Weddings….. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the honeymoon.

The Old Finsbury Town Hall's Council Chamber lit and set up for a champagne reception

Photograph shows The Old Finsbury Town Hall’s Council Chamber lit and set up for a wedding reception.

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