Wife-carrying challenge coming to Clarksville the following month

Wife-carrying challenge coming to Clarksville the following month

If you believe you are prepared to carry your lady to success, literally, or perhaps would you like to participate in the enjoyment of watching others test it out for, you’ve got the opportunity the following month at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarksville.

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

This event, called « Carry Thee, » is better known since the “Wife-Carrying Contest” in the rest of America, Canada and Finland. Christ Lutheran goes by having a less-gender-specific name with its Aug. 17 occasion.

Wife-carrying competition beginning

The annals with this event could be traced to 19th century Finland. While the legend goes, there was clearly a Finnish number of males led by Ronkainen the Robber whom enjoyed pillaging villages and hamlets. Along with stealing every item coming soon, they might additionally take the ladies regarding the solution of city. Lire la suite