THE MAKE UP BELL

MAKE UP BELL
It is a tradition in Ireland to present a couple with a “make-up” bell for their wedding or anniversary, even engagement. The chime Longford_6in_Make_Up_Bell_moodof bells is thought to keep evil spirits away and to restore harmony if a couple is fighting. The sound of the bell, much like a church bell is to remind a couple of their wedding vows. This bell is also rung when one partner is ready to “make up” and end any little quarrel.  Each partner should take turns ringing the bell, lest a quarrel begin again.

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