Wife-carrying challenge coming to Clarksville month that is next

Wife-carrying challenge coming to Clarksville month that is next

It a try, you have an opportunity next month at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarksville if you think you’re ready to carry your wife to victory, literally, or just want to join in the fun of watching others give.

The 2016 North America Wife Carrying Championship at River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine sunday. (Picture: Sunday River Resort/Contributed)

This event, called “Carry Thee,” is better known whilst the “Wife-Carrying Contest” in the rest of America, Canada and Finland. Christ Lutheran is certainly going having a title that is less-gender-specific its Aug. 17 occasion.

Wife-carrying competition beginning

A brief history with this occasion may be traced to 19th century Finland. Since the legend goes, there is a Finnish band of males led by Ronkainen the Robber whom enjoyed pillaging villages and hamlets. As well as stealing every product around the corner, they might also take the ladies in the way to avoid it of city. Typically, they left using the ladies on the backs.

The folks of Finland cut back the tradition of wife-carrying in 1991, but with kidnapping not permitted. Continue reading →