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Rituals

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The “Tasting of Four Elements” Ritual

The “Tasting of Four Elements” is a Black diasporic wedding tradition with its roots in the culture of the Yoruba tribe, both in Nigeria and Benin.
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The “Jumping the Broom” Ritual

Perhaps you’ve seen the movie or that scene from Roots and are familiar with the tradition of a couple jumping over a broomstick at the end of a wedding ceremony, without fully understanding the history.
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The Bread & Salt Ritual

Providing an offering of bread is a timeless gesture, a ritual of hospitality going back thousands of years. It's easy to spot a common version of this even today when you sit down at a restaurant and receive a basket of bread at the table.
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