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"Handfasting" is in origin just a term for "marriage contract", "engagement to be married"; in contemporary usage, it takes two distinct meanings:

  • a Neopagan wedding ceremony or wedleased union (temporary marriage)
  • the custom of tying a ribbon around a marrying couple's hands as a symbol of union

It isn't clear what this category is supposed to be about, and it would make sense to divide the Neopagan from the "ribbon" meanings.

The "hand-tying" custom is traditional in the Ukraine (see also Category:Rushnyk), but use of the English term "handfasting" for this seems to arise in the 2000s (at least, the first images uploaded to commons so described date to 2006).

Media in category "Handfasting"

The following 13 files are in this category, out of 13 total.